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The Day Al Qaeda Attacked my Family- Part 2

It is so unfair and cruel.  That these people can destroy lives with a simple pull of a trigger and I wonder if they feel any remorse... That night my family gathered at my grandmother's house along with Brittany's boyfriend and his family.  I wanted so desperately to be there with them.  I spent hours trolling through twitter, looking at the social media coverage of the crisis, in hopes that I … [Read more...] about The Day Al Qaeda Attacked my Family- Part 2

How to Change your Heart in a Moment of Mom Anger

"Get your shoes on, please."  I say to my oldest son, as I grab the diaper bag, my purse, the swim bag and the baby, only to find out that the baby has blown out of her diaper...again.  I tend to that mess and gather up my items again and tell my son "come on, we are leaving!" Only to hear him say "mom, you forgot about my shoes."  I forgot about your shoes?  You are five!  I told you 5 minutes … [Read more...] about How to Change your Heart in a Moment of Mom Anger

The Day Al Qaeda Attacked my Family

This is my me and my little cousin Brittany.  She is beautiful, talented and compassionate.  She was maid of honor at my wedding and she is like a little sister to me.  She often calls me her life coach, but she is my inspiration! On January 15,  I felt fear like I have never felt before.  I feared that Al Qaeda had taken her from us. Let’s back up a little... In 2013, Brittany … [Read more...] about The Day Al Qaeda Attacked my Family

10 Christ Centered Easter Traditions

How do you celebrate Easter?  Growing up, we always decorated Easter eggs.  To this day, despite the 1000 miles between us, my parents still do Easter eggs with my little family!  Thank you Apple for facetime! Last year, per his grandson's request, my dad made minion Easter eggs!!!  They are quite good!!  We were all rather impressed! Family traditions are so much fun, and I love … [Read more...] about 10 Christ Centered Easter Traditions

The 2 Most Important Things to Remember about Discernment

  The choices we make today have a lasting impact on our life.  This is something I am trying to make my young children understand.  Right now, the choice is to obey or not obey mommy and daddy.  When we don’t obey, there is a consequence.  We must teach our children this now while they are young, that our choices always have an outcome, whether it be good or bad.  Sooner than we can imagine, … [Read more...] about The 2 Most Important Things to Remember about Discernment