• Cool Crazy Beautiful Motherhood

    All the girl-ness

    The girlness. All. The. Girl. Ness. You bring her into the world and your eyes take in her adorable sweet sweet baby skin and perfect lips and hair. All the hair. But then who am I kidding she is my child. And you think how precious and perfect and sweet and this is MY BABY GIRL. I’m going to protect her and love her and show her what it is to be a woman and put the fear of God into any boy who comes near her and love her some more. And her father’s heart has melted and you warn him that she’s only the second best girl in…

  • Cool Crazy Beautiful Motherhood

    I would’ve chosen to go back to work

    No, this isn’t a blog post on whether it’s best to stay at home or return to work (and sometimes there isn’t even a choice), I believe that every mother is doing what is right for her and her children to the best of her ability, whatever that may be.¬†This is a blog post about gratitude. My good friend Jamie Stirling over at Pretty Little Lemons¬†writes a very encouraging blog about being truly grateful no matter what your circumstance and she’s currently in Thailand with her husband and two small children making glorious plans for God’s glory in that part of the world. Jamie asked if I would write a…

  • Cool Crazy Beautiful Motherhood

    Hey you! You are LOVED.

    (Daddy, Opa & Luke on a frozen Christmas walk in Scotland) Yes you. If you’re reading this then you’re here because you’re meant to be. You’re meant to know that you are Loved, you are Worthy, you are Enough. When my son was born the desire to up my game at the office came with him. I wanted to be a mom he could look up to for having made something of myself, having used my God-given talents well and instil in him a good work ethic by example. When my daughter was born I suddenly had to be able to show her what it was to be a courageous…