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The hardest thing I have ever done in life is being a momma. It’s also one of my greatest joys in life. God was super gracious to me with my kids. They challenge me and make me want to be a better person every day. I hope that this page encourages you in your parenting journey.


Happy Hour #79: Rachel Garlinghouse

By On March 11, 2016

My guest for Happy Hour #79 is Rachel Garlinghouse, author and champion for all things adoption. God used a near-death experience and an unexpected diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes to lead Rachel and… Read More


Let’s talk about sex & porn

By On February 24, 2016

Last week my twelve year old was on the family computer, which is in the living room, and I was in the kitchen when I overheard someone on the video he was… Read More

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Parenting by Jami Nato

By On February 16, 2016

Today’s post is from my friend Jami Nato who was on The Happy Hour last year. If you haven’t checked out that episode please do, because her words are still with me… Read More


Recent podcasts

By On February 15, 2016

As much as I love creating a show for you each week, I also really enjoy being guests on other shows. It’s fun to be on the other side of the questions… Read More

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Happy Hour #74: Danielle Walker

By On February 8, 2016

Happy Hour #74 is with Danielle Walker, the voice behind the very popular site Against All Grain. On the show, Danielle shares about her auto-immune disorder and how she was able to tackle… Read More


Top Posts of 2015

By On January 11, 2016

I know, I know, I’m a bit behind with my top posts of 2015 post, but let’s be honest I’m a bit behind with everything right now. Packing up a house, moving… Read More

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Happy Hour #68: Jami Nato

By On January 7, 2016

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Happy Hour #68 is with Jami Nato. Jami and her husband live in Kansas City where they are raising four kids, and still celebrating the… Read More

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Happy Hour #67: Sarah Bessey

By On December 17, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHappy Hour #67 is with Sarah Bessey. Sarah is a writer, momma, wife, Canadian, and teacher. She’s written two books: Jesus Feminist + Out of Sorts. On… Read More


She Percolates + Living Out Loud

By On December 3, 2015

Last month I mentioned four podcasts that I have recently been a guest on, and today I have two more to share with you. Earlier this month I was invited to chat with… Read More


Happy Hour #65: Debbie Eaton

By On December 2, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHappy Hour #65 is with Debbie Eaton. Debbie is a Southern CA girl who is passionate about the impact of influential God moments with one another. She deeply values… Read More


Happy Hour #62: Janet Reeves

By On November 11, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHappy Hour #62 is with my friend Janet Reeves. Janet lives in Austin with her husband and four kids where she volunteers at her church, her… Read More


Do they have to grow up?

By On November 6, 2015

This week when Monica Swanson’s episode on The Happy Hour came out, I knew it was perfect timing. On her show we talked a lot about raising teenage boys. She’s a blogger… Read More

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Happy Hour #61: Monica Swanson

By On November 4, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHappy Hour #61 is with Monica Swanson. Her and her husband live on the North Shore of Oahu, where they live on a farm and raise… Read More


Happy Hour #60: Jillian Lauren

By On October 28, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHappy Hour #60 is with Jillian Lauren. Jillian is a writer, storyteller, mom, rock-wife, and Los Angeleno, by way of Jersey. Jillian is the New York Times bestselling… Read More