Category Archives: Stay-at-home mom

A Helpful Preschool Lesson for the Frustrated Mama

There I was again wiping away tears of frustration off my face. How am I supposed to do this? How do I mother through different personalities and different needs all at once? Having a two-year-old and a four-year-old can be … Continue reading

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An Exhausted Mama Finding Grace on a Sunday Morning

Sunday mornings can drain me.  There, I said it. Not quite something a pastor’s wife should say, I know. But, it’s the truth. On a normal Sunday, we rise up early to prepare for church, and I’m typically rushing around trying … Continue reading

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How a Parenting Moment became a Growth Opportunity

A few months ago I read this quote by Melissa Kruger in a devotional post from Proverbs 31 Ministries and, as a stay-at-home mom, I can SO relate! Since I have been home with our boys God has been definitely … Continue reading

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May is for Moms!

  In honor of Mother’s Day, this month on A Door of Hope it’s all about moms and the little things I’ve learned while on this journey of motherhood. When I became a mom, I struggled with loneliness and I … Continue reading

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Anchoring My Hope in God’s Promises

“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” (Luke 1:45, NIV) This past weekend, we celebrated our firstborn’s fourth birthday.  And, yes, this mama was quite emotional. You see, our son is no … Continue reading

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Learning How to Be Instead of Do

Here in New York City, our culture is very much go-go-go. We rise and shine, hustle in the daily grind, and then repeat it all over again.  It’s pretty much the way of life. To be busy is a cultural … Continue reading

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What Well Are You Drawing From?

When I became a mom, I was a tad bit naïve about how our lives would change.  It couldn’t be too hard to take care of a tiny person, could it? Boy, did I underestimate this thing called parenthood. Never … Continue reading

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When this Lonely Mama was on the Hunt for a Friend

Life as a stay-at-home mom has been fun.  What a great experience to see my son grow, learn, and play.  Sesame Street songs, soccer balls, playing T-Ball, dunking basketballs, and tossing footballs fill up my daily agenda.  It’s been a … Continue reading

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Acquitted from the Law that Kills

Since becoming a stay-at-home-mom I have discovered a lot about myself.  I’ve learned some good things, but also a few not so good things, or, as described in “mommy” vocabulary, “yucky” things. Without fail, one of those “yucky” things continually … Continue reading

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