Angry Mom

The Angry Mom

I was such a great parent before I had kids.   Right?  Anyone else get this? I was the one who swore “I’m never feeding my kids McDonald’s”, and “the T.V. will never be the babysitter”.  Okay, pumpkin. We all have those dreamy visions though, prior to reality, of future joy-filled moments as a mother.…
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The Physical Effects of Anger

Anger can do crazy things to you. I didn’t think I had anger “issues” before I had kids.  You know what I mean?  I thought I was a pretty laid back girl.  (See my last post.)  But these sweet faces that I prayed for, for years, can push my buttons like none other.  And they…
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10 Strategies to Diffuse Anger and Keep Your Joy

When I think of a characterization of anger my mind goes to Looney Tunes – love it! – and the coyote’s head about to explode after the road runner outwits him once again.  Ever feel that way as a parent?  Yes, I see that hand. God knows I need His help in this.  Every. Single.…
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When Your March Madness has Nothing to do with Basketball

A few years ago my husband was traveling quite a bit, leaving me at home alone with four kids. Four. Little ones, like 5, 4, 3 and newbie.  It was rough.  Sometimes it was all I could do not to be bitter at him, or at least at the freedom he seemed to have as…
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March Madness: WHY do we get so Mad?

We got a puppy. Last month we decided to find a sweet puppy because we are just dog people.  Our first baby, Dakota, we’d had for 13 years and lost him on New Year’s Day.  So very soon afterwards we began the search and found this little angel. Yep, she’s adorable. But even as I type…
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March Madness: When What You Really Want is JOY

I have a friend who laughs easily. I just adore her.  She’s a friend who will laugh at our stories, who will giggle at the funny things of life, and just find joy. I LOVE being around people like that, don’t you?  You can probably think of those in your life who laugh easily and just bring a sense…
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Podcast: The Madness of Motherhood

We all wanna be great moms, don’t we? There are days I look at those sweet babies of mine and my heart aches with love. There are also days when they have drained every last ounce of preciousness out of me and them and I can’t even see straight. I have sought after God harder about…
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