10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me In College

This past week, I had the amazing honor of returning to Auburn University and speaking to my sorority – Phi Mu. It’s been more than 20 years since I was in their shoes. In 1994, I walked onto that campus so nervous yet so expectant. I was leaving my home state of Georgia and a […]

I’ll tell you why motherhood stresses me out so bad

FIRST… please read this! I am WELL AWARE of the absolute horrific tragedy that is Houston and surrounding cities. I am horrified, saddened and praying. Our hearts are broken for these families and ready to help.   Here’s a few reasons I’m wound up and stressed out this week. Well… Ella needs surgery because I […]

I don’t even recognize ME anymore

I will never forget this teary phone call with my friend. We were talking about how tired we were as young moms and how much we loved it – yet we yearned for something more with our days. We were trying to pump each other up, but we were both in the same shoes. We […]

Vacation Envy, Family Travel and FOMO

Does anyone else have FOMO – fear of missing out? Or vacation envy when you scroll through photos? I realize I’m like the LAST person to be writing about this because we travel a bunch (Ron works with an airline) and I’m currently sitting in the middle of my parent’s lake house. Hang with me… Regardless […]

My Favorite Books

Hey friends! I’m getting a lot of these emails asking for book recommendations – so I thought I would put together a favorites list which is going to be SO HARD! Ugh! I love to read. And! I get a lot of books because of what I do. YOU women and mommas are smart. You […]

Teachers, You Absolutely Make a Difference

It’s that time of the year. Time to finish projects, thank teachers, wrap up school details… and everything else that comes with good ole glorious May. I sit here wondering, why does “thanking my teachers” fall on a quick to do list? When it could be one of the most important things I do all […]

Glasses that Kids Will Love

I have never worn glasses (until my awesome new readers), but my husband has since he was a young child. And now we have two girls that wear glasses. Well, sometimes they wear them. Ella started around age 5 and I remember coming home and crying behind closed doors – because I didn’t want anything to […]

Moms, your daughter’s eyes say so much

A couple weeks ago, Ella turned 10 and this birthday hit me really hard. I’m a sensitive gal so tears come often, but this one was just hard. I was going through old photos and the weight of 10, double digits was just WOW. She’s 10. And I had a morning of just emotion – not grief.  I […]

Jesus, Nakedness & Your Kids

Hey friends. I have yet another question for my neighbor and author on this tricky topic. Uncover your eyes and get ready. 🙂 Here’s Tracy!   Courtney’s Question: How can we build a healthy foundation for our kids in the way they view their bodies and sex that sets them up well for dating and […]