After about 52,000 “Why God?” kind of prayers, I stumbled upon Philippians 4:8, which, in a nut shell, commands us to choose joy in every situation. “Whatever is true, noble, admirable, right, pure and lovely…think on these things.” That’s when I decided to be a #WhateverMom.

My Goal for this Blog:

To help Mom’s focus on Philippians 4:8, despite all their shortcomings. To share all the things I have learned, am learning, and will learn that get me through every day, and makes me a better Mom – when today’s culture says that SAHMs (Stay-at-home moms) aren’t necessary. To learn more from other Mom’s — so please comment and share your knowledge!

Favorite time in Life: When I was poor and newlywed.

Husband: James. Crazy. Introverted. Makes me laugh til my stomach hurts. Mind-numbingly forgetful. And I’m crazy in love with him.

Kids: 1 boy and 1 girl. (We didn’t plan the first one, but don’t tell him I said that.)

Plans that have worked out: 0 (but who’s counting?)

Favorite Book: A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers

Favorite Phrase: “And then God…”

Favorite Momism: “You Do what You can Do and Let God do the rest.”


In I Corinthians 13:11, Paul says, “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man (or woman), I put the ways of childhood behind me.” (I think there’s a joke here about not being able to put childhood behind me when there are children everywhere.)


And all God’s people said…