allmomdoes Advent Season Devotional

We are so excited to be able to bring you this advent season devotional. We pray that it will be a way for your family to draw closer together. We hope you truly experience the joy and love of Christ this advent season. Read more...

Love Thy Neighbor: Part 2

Last month, I wrote about defining who our neighbors are and the fact that I knew nothing about mine despite living in my house for so long. So, the past three weeks, I have made it a point to change this. I have had real conversations with a few of them. I now know their names and they know mine. Beyond that, I also know something real about each of them. Something beyond the kind of car they drive or how long they let their grass get before mowing it. It’s amazing how something as simple as that can make me feel so much safer and more connected. Read more...

Hope is Among Us

Merry Christmas, Friends! We wanted to take a moment during this holiday season to simply say “Thank you.” Plus, we thought we’d have some fun with our Christmas card and give you a glance into what “real life’ really is for the moms here at allmomdoes. We are right there in the trenches with you. Read more...

The Battle of Expectations

So often I am burdened by the ever looming guilt that I am not doing enough as a mom. I know I am not alone in feeling this way, because almost every mom I have chatted with has shared that she has carried the same burden. Read more...

A New Kind of Christmas Card

I once naively told a funeral director that Christmas must be his quietest time of the year (I figured that even if people were gravely ill they would try and hold on through the holidays). He looked at me like I had lost my mind and said, “It’s our busiest time of the year, suicides are at their highest during December.” I had no idea. Read more...

There Is Still Time

Saturday night I came home with sore cheeks from literally smiling all evening. It was an absolute thrill to be at The Lights of Christmas in Warm Beach. All evening our booth was hopping. Your smiling faces, your hats, your kids in Christmas dresses and your comments about the station totally made my night. Read more...

A Gift To Change A Child

It is heart-breaking to picture a child on Christmas without a present under the tree from mom or dad. When a mom or dad are in prison the crime’s innocent victims are often forgotten. We can change that, together. Angel Tree provides a gift and a Bible to these children in need. These gifts change children’s lives. Read more...

Christmas Is For Moms Too

It was supposed to be one of those perfect kinds of Saturdays. We’d tromp through the snow, get our tree, decorate it as a family and start getting the house ready for Christmas. As the day went on, I heard the annoyance in my voice. Decorating with the kids wasn’t what I expected it to be. To be honest, I found it stressful. By the time we had them in bed that night, I was weighed down with guilt from being impatient and annoyed throughout the day. Read more...

Have A Perfect Christmas When Life Isn't Perfect

We all do it, we dream of the perfect Christmas. We dream of families gathering around the table for a delicious meal with smiles on their faces and love in their hearts. We dream of loads of gifts under the tree and having each member of the family present to open their ideal gift. We think about how grateful all of our children everyone will be and how filled with joy. Read more...

Christmas Party Ideas

We are officially well into the holiday season! I know, I cannot believe it either! If you are hosting or attending a party in the next couple of weeks, I have some fun ideas to share! Mix it up with some new ideas this year! Read more...

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