This blog is the place that I try to process the things I hear God teaching me. There are times when I write something and then read it, it’s like hearing it for the first time. I live in a noisy world, I value the silence this blog allows me to have and how I understand the world more after I’ve spent time here.
I am a wife, a mom, a worship leader and a mentor mom. 20 years ago I married my best friend and high school sweetheart, Doug, and together we have built a life that includes 4 children, 2 turtles, a bearded dragon and a dog. I have been speaking to Mom’s groups for years about marriage, raising children, making friends and spiritual growth.
Over the years, I have had many friendships come in and out of my life that have shaped me into who I am today. In time, a special group of friends, “The Aunties,” developed and from those relationships I have found security, love, challenge, heartbreak and laughter. “The Aunties” have helped me develop a philosophy that “life is better with friends and that friendship is worth the risk it takes to build.” These woman have taught me how to be strong, to be weak, to speak up and how to listen.
Affectionately known as “the sex lady” to many Mom’s groups in the Tri-state area, I speak candidly yet with levity about intimacy in marriage, how to continue the romance while changing diapers and the need to fuel the romance with the man you married. This important topic is a passion of mine and I promise to make your group laugh, cry and think about the very important relationship between you and your spouse in a time when it is so easy to forget, neglect or even develop disdain and why you can’t afford to do any of those things.
Spiritual growth and a pursuit of passion and purpose has been a life long journey for me that has filled countless journals under my bed. On a relentless quest to know Jesus Christ more fully and to understand His word, I have compiled countless ways to study the Bible and meditate on the love of Christ. Teaching others how to open the Bible, reflect on it’s truth and internalize what it means for individuals is another passion of mine. Teaching others about Jesus’s love for them and how they can love him back is found throughout my writings and talks.
Doug and I have four children ages 17-10. Together they tackle how parenting is constantly changing and needs to also remain consistent. It’s a juggling act of teaching your children about expectations and standards and adapting your parenting style to fit each individual. We love to share stories of success, abysmal failure and how to laugh through it all.