Practically Speaking

Loving Your Spouse {with kids in the house}

The good and messy calling of marriage with kids often happens at lightning speed.

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Hoodwinked Discussion {Week 4}

Today we are discussing chapters 10-12.

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Hoodwinked Discussion and Giveaway {Week 4}

Welcome to Week 4 of the Hoodwinked Book Club!   This Thursday we will be discussing chapters 10-12 of Hoodwinked: Ten Myths Moms Believe and Why We All Need to Knock It Off. We will cover these myths of motherhood: I Have to Do It All Right, or My Child Will Turn Out Wrong My Child’s Bad […]

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Hoodwinked Discussion Week 3

Welcome to Week 3 of the Hoodwinked Book Club! UPDATE: The winner of the giveaway below is Cheryl Loughead! Please send your home address, along with what you won, to Sheila at karenehmanassistant@gmail.com Congrats! Today we are discussing chapters 7-9 of Hoodwinked: Ten Myths Moms Believe and Why We All Need to Knock It Off. Feel free to answer as […]

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Hoodwinked Week 3 Discussion & Giveaway

Welcome to Week 3 of the Hoodwinked Book Club! This Thursday we will be discussing chapters 7-9 of Hoodwinked: Ten Myths Moms Believe and Why We All Need to Knock It Off. We will cover these myths of motherhood: Motherhood is a Rat Race Motherhood Is the Luck of the Draw Everything Depends on Me Be sure to […]

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Moms, have you been hoodwinked? It’s time to find out!!!

Psst… want to know the secret for being a great mom? Think she keeps house like June Cleaver, cooks like a Food Network star, and actually does all of the things she pins to her Pinterest boards? Oh…and all while calmly raising her kids without ever raising her voice? Yeah….right. I am absolutely thrilled to share […]

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Psst…Want to Know the Secret for being a GREAT MOM? Join the club!

Do you think you’re a bad mom because your child made a poor decision? Do you think you have to do mothering the way every other mom does (or other moms have to do it the way you do)? Are you trapped by the idea that you’re “just” a mom? Well sister, you’ve been hoodwinked. I […]

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Salt and Light

People always ask me how I do what I do. Sometimes they’re talking about how I juggle everything I have on my plate (which, if that’s your question for me, you should definitely check out my last book, Balancing It All).

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On the Bright Side

I kicked off my blog for 2015 back in January by sharing about what an exciting year 2014 was for me. It was a year of open doors and opportunities with lots of things going my way. It was a “high” and of course, Dancing With the Stars was one of the highlights for me!

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Fear of Man

So tell me I’m not alone on this, but sometimes I get a little bogged down with all the negative chatter on social media—especially when it’s pointed at me! I’m a pretty confident person, but even the strongest of us can let those negative voices in our heads bring us down at times, am I right? “What will so-and-so think if I do this?” “What will they say if they see this?” “How will total strangers react on the Internet about this thing I said, did or wore?”

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