Picture (Im)Perfect Family

Nichols Family I have a great family. I've been blessed to be married to my college sweetheart since 1994. I have two fantastic kids and just recently added an equally great son (in-law). My family is definitely my greatest accomplishment. I am so thankful to God that He blessed me to be wife and mother … Continue reading Picture (Im)Perfect Family

Preventing Burnout

Lately my thoughts have been consumed with several things I've got going on. A couple of days ago I started to feel overwhelmed. In my past, I would ignore this overwhelmed feeling and keep pushing myself while adding more to my plate. But this time, I stopped. I grabbed a notebook and made a list … Continue reading Preventing Burnout

It Ain’t Mine to Fix

Fixing things. Does anyone else deal with wanting to fix things for others, solve their problems, or help them feel better? Well, I will confess I am bad to do this, and it can be a real problem for me. I can get preoccupied with wanting to help someone else feel better or solve a … Continue reading It Ain’t Mine to Fix

Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em

I have done a pretty good job of 'getting the bluff' on my kids when it comes to the whole discipline thing. Both my kids knew when I meant business and not to push me on an issue. For years, Colton has tried to see if he could get me to back down on anything … Continue reading Know When to Hold ‘Em, Know When to Fold ‘Em

Just Be Nice

This other day, my son, Colton said "Hey, Mom, I've got an idea for your blog. 'Just be nice.' I've been trying to talk nicer to dad and I noticed he's talking nicer to me". So from Colton's suggestion, I'm going to talk about being nice. Sounds simple enough - Just Be Nice, but for … Continue reading Just Be Nice

31 Day Challenge – Women of Faith

Women of Faith Would you like to study about great Women of Faith from the Bible? Check out the 31 Day Challenge - Women of Faith Bible study and read more about some great biblical women. Learn about how they endured tragedy, heartache, and struggles and with God's love were able to become a woman … Continue reading 31 Day Challenge – Women of Faith

Because I prayed . . .

Early January of this year, a new phase of life happened for our family. My oldest child, my daughter, Cecily was married. My husband and I are thankful for the man she married. Parker is a kind-hearted, family-oriented, disciplined, hard-working Christian husband who adores our daughter and treats her with kindness, love, and appreciation. My … Continue reading Because I prayed . . .

Patience: Use it or Lose it

So I am a mom to older kids, and I've made it through the phases of childhood. Now I'm transitioning in the new phase of adult children with one adult married child and one child about to be considered a legal adult in less than 6 months. Well this blog post is about that soon … Continue reading Patience: Use it or Lose it