Our Unexpected Summer of Independence

Written by: | July 2, 2012

Life is interesting. In my mind, I purposed that this was going to be a very organized, educational and experience-filled summer. I assigned different “lessons” to each day of the week where I could pass on knowledge I know to my kids (tennis, French, piano, cooking, etc). I wanted...
Read More

Grads, Dads, and Our Heavenly Father

Written by: | June 1, 2012

June. It’s a time for celebrating Grads & Dads, right? Even though I’ve always poked fun at elementary school graduations and the like, it was hard for my heart not to melt when I found out my son’s school was holding a “Promotion Party” for the outgoing Kindergarten class....
Read More

The Smallest Goals are Sometimes the Biggest

Written by: | May 1, 2012

I can hardly believe the school year is almost over. Depending on what area of the country you live in, you could already be planning summer camps, family vacations & neighborhood cookouts. Yet instead of focusing on the fun that lies ahead over the coming months, I find myself...
Read More

Easter: The Journey Between the Secular and the Spiritual

Written by: | April 2, 2012

For as long as I can remember, Easter has marked a trepidatious journey between the secular and the spiritual. From comedians to theologians, everyone has questioned the bridge going from Jesus dying on a cross to hiding candy-filled eggs in a basket. As Christians and as parents, I feel...
Read More

Nothing is Guaranteed

Written by: | March 5, 2012

You know that feeling when Christmas is just around the corner or you have an upcoming vacation to look forward to? We act differently. We think differently. Our priorities are different. We have a sense of hope and expectation unlike our normal day to day routine. In the morning,...
Read More

The Best Valentine's Present: Your Presence

Written by: | February 1, 2012

I’ve learned a lot of things about my kids in the short seven and a half years that I’ve been a parent. Some days I think I’ve got it all figured out; but those are usually followed by days where everything I’ve thought to be true backfires on me....
Read More

Family New Year's Resolutions

Written by: | January 3, 2012

Does your family set New Year’s Resolutions? I realize the New Year is typically a time for people to reflect and re-evaluate, but how often do you include your kids when you set such goals? After all, aren’t we supposed to model God’s standard of behavior when it comes...
Read More

Choosing Family This Christmas

Written by: | December 1, 2011

It’s finally December and Christmas is rapidly approaching! Our Tommy Mommies are going to be sharing some of their favorite memories, traditions and ways they celebrate the season with you throughout this month, but I also wanted to share another reality so many of us face during the holidays....
Read More

Fall Into Gratitude

Written by: | November 1, 2011

As I write this, the air is crisp & the leaves around me are colorful. By far, this is my favorite time of year to share with my family! This month, all our Tommy Nelson Mommies will be sharing what they love about this season and how they encourage...
Read More

Different Children, Different Needs

Written by: | September 30, 2011

This month, our Tommy Mommies are sharing about how we’ve learned that our different children each have different needs. While we may have once been under the illusion that we could parent all our children the same way, we quickly realized that just as each of our children are...
Read More

Last First Day of Kindergarten

Written by: | September 1, 2011

I’m so glad you’re back for another month with our Tommy Mommies! Did you enjoy hearing about the “routine” in each of our homes last month? I know I personally loved learning how differently that could look for everyone, yet how effective they could be when everyone in the...
Read More