Author Ann Kirsten

  • Ann Kirsten

    "All Mom Does" Blogger

    Ann Kirsten has been a writer since kindergarten. Married, with three adult “kids” and two adorable grandkids, she has a lot to write about. She finds sharing her failures and being able to laugh about them, makes learning life’s lessons so much easier. She also believes that chocolate should be consumed daily and tiaras should be worn at all possible times.

 

Being A Mom Is Exhausting

Let’s face it, being a mom is exhausting. Moms (and women in general) wear so many different hats, and to make matters worse, we seem to be wired to try to be perfect in each of the roles we perform. No wonder we’re worn out! allmomdoes is focusing on refreshment this week. Doesn’t that sound peaceful and wonderful? I thought so too. Read more...

A Great New Bookstore: His Word Found Here

Are you a fan of the movie “You’ve Got Mail”? Then, you must visit His Word Found Here in Ballard. Housed in an old brick building, this store gives off the same cozy vibe that Meg Ryan’s “Shop Around the Corner” did in the film. Come for a book and stay for the coffee! Read more...

“Lord, please … give them a friend.”

As I drive down the country roads in my town during the morning hours, I see children standing by the road waiting for their school buses. The younger ones look tiny and scared in their bulky backpacks. The older ones try to look nonchalant as they face the stresses that the new school year will bring. My heart gives a lurch and I always pray the same prayer over each one of them: “Lord, please … give them a friend.” Read more...

Become Like Little Children

A few weeks ago, we were having a barbecue party when a heavy rainstorm hit from out of nowhere. My little granddaughter, Anitra, said, “Let’s Dance!” And, you should have seen the adults rushing outside to dance like nuts in the pouring rain. We were all kids again and, it was fun! Read more...

Mom Meet Up with Ann at His Word Found Here

On Friday, September 5th, His Word Found Here will host one of their first events; a book signing/breakfast with Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse! Yes! You heard me right! For $18 you will receive Tracie and Kimberley’s new book: All Things Hidden, have your book signed AND be provided with a lovely breakfast! Plus, you’ll get to peruse this beautiful new bookstore. Oh, and I’ll be there too. So, come out and join me in supporting this lovely new store. Read more...

Meals That Work When You Are Tired

Lately, I’ve noticed a common thread when I talk to young mothers … they are tired! Juggling jobs, housework, other commitments, plus KIDS, means that by the time dinner rolls around, they’re too tired to eat (much less menu plan and cook). This exhaustion is not just reserved for young moms either. Grandmas are working longer than they ever have before and many of us provide babysitting to help our kids out. It seems like we’re all overcommitted and overtired. So, I’m sharing my favorite way to make sure I have protein in the house and a simple, easy way to create a meal. Read more...

Potholes to Christ

I share a few of my potholes with you in case you too are struggling to figure out how to start getting to know God. He’s worth knowing and He’s well worth the effort you are making. And, no matter where you are in your journey, aren’t we so blessed to have a Father who forgives us when we get it wrong? Where are you in your God journey? Are you on one? Is it frustrating, easy, confusing, amazing? We'd love to hear your story! Read more...

Laughing Through the Teen Years

Last week’s blog laid the vital foundation for raising teenagers. Now, the fun can begin! Teens can be challenging and emotionally draining. So, how do you survive the constant battles and hormonal outbursts? Humor! (Is anyone surprised that I would say that?). Read more...

Congratulations! You Made it to the Teen Years

Congratulations, you’ve made it through the sleepless nights of raising babies.  You survived the toddler years and you have successfully navigated your children through grade school.  Now what?  Do you get a reward for all that hard work?  Yes, you get TEENAGERS!  Read more...

Do You Feel Incapable of Serving?

During an attack, the only way I could keep from being violently ill was to remain motionless for sometimes up to 30 hours at a time, staring at a fixed point on the wall until the worst of the attack was over. I couldn’t turn my head even a fraction of an inch without becoming nauseous, and getting out of bed was completely out of the question. But, while lying in bed, I could pray. Read more...

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