During the week, we're not able to get much accomplished around the house other than making dinner, helping with homework, bath time, story time, bed time, cleaning up the dinner and making lunches for the following day. Everything else? That gets done on the weekends.
Women can be so critical of ourselves. Would your best friend ever tell you the things you tell yourself when you look in the mirror?
Tuesday nights at our house are not very exciting after we put the kids to bed. There is no romance, no binge-watching our favorite shows, not even chit-chat recounting the funny stories from the day. Every Tuesday night, Matt and I convene at the kitchen table for what resembles a weekly staff meeting. It started… Continue reading Four Reasons to Have Weekly Meetings With Your Spouse
Earlier this year, my daughter had a day off from school, so I took the day off from work and we had a "Mommy/Avery Day." One of our many activities that day was going to a pottery-painting studio where we picked out matching cups to glaze. In my total Type-A way, I was meticulous in… Continue reading Overcoming Anxiety: Embracing Imperfection at Home and at Work
Last year, my husband and I had the pleasure of hearing Bob Goff speak at our church and he said something that really resonated with me. He said that he was a terrible evangelist because he believes that God saves people, we don't save people; our job is just to love everyone. I am not… Continue reading Happy Easter
One trait common to all working moms: we have too many things to do and too little time to do them in. We are over-committed, over-scheduled and over-whelmed. In her book, Too Blessed to be Stressed, Debora Coty suggests that maintaining this frantic pace of life completely saps our ability to experience joy. I was… Continue reading Three-Step Process to Make More Room For Joy
In six weeks, I will celebrate my eight-year anniversary working for TCU. I will also celebrate my eight-year anniversary working on the same team (through three name changes) and for the same boss. I consider myself extremely lucky to work for my boss. She is a strong leader who invests in our professional development, trusts… Continue reading Team Building Over Coffee