Start With Loving Yourself

What do I do when my child is being bullied? How do I protect them when I’m not around? How do I build a bubble of love, kindness, and protection so I don’t have to worry as much? As a survivor of bullying, parent of four, high school teacher, and lifelong learner I have learned a great deal about how to prevent bullying. Last week I gave you 10 steps you can take to improve confidence and personal value in your loved ones. This and the decision to love your self is the foundation to bully proofing. Read more...

Are You Waiting For a Miracle This Christmas?

This year our pocket books are super tight, we are having a family struggle and today is the anniversary of my little sister’s death 13 years ago. Christmas time is such a joyous time and yet, for me, a real time of humble memories of a God that sees us in our desperation. He meets us right where we are and He longs to bless us and sing over us. Every Christmas I think back to a time when I was so desperate for God, I’m actually always desperate, but this one year… 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...

Growing Pains of Relationships

When we make a commitment to healthy relationships, we’re not only causing change within ourselves, we’re turning over control to others. To some, commitment feels like the opposite of surrender. Commitment means you are making a choice, therefore keeping some kind of control. 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...

Improve Confidence & Personal Value In Your Family

A parent’s number one fear is making mistakes while raising their children. “What if I’m doing it wrong?” is often a question I get. “How do I improve confidence so they are happier? I’m tired of the long faces and grumpy attitudes.” “I need help. Please help me.” Read more...
  • Verse of the Day - 12-21-2014

    Numbers 23:19 “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?" Read More

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