I was recently invited to discuss parenting teens on the Theology Gals podcast. It was so encouraging to me and I feel even more committed to praying for my teens after talking with Coleen and Angela I invite you to listen in...Read More
Category: Mommy Encouragement Files
Building a RAFT Affirmation of Relationships. . . I wrote the first of this Building a Raft When We Move series in early May, and thought I’d have a post up each week. Haha! Reality is, we’ve been living out rather than...Read More
Building a RAFT Wheels’ up is six weeks from today. While we’re flying out of The Bahamas, I’m more focused on building a RAFT with the kids, in preparation for the move. “Building a RAFT” is a tool...Read More
I have six kids. Perhaps unsurprisingly, people ask me for mothering advice. Advice. I bristle at that word. As if I know your family better than you do. Yet I am willing to share where we’ve been, what we’ve...Read More
Monday #MomHack… Ask for help. Ask for help from your spouse, your kids, your extended family, your friends, and your church. We don’t have to go it alone. We are designed to live within families, within...Read More
“Motherhood is hard work. In our own human effort to build ourselves up and find meaning in our lives, we turn our choices into accomplishments, our children into gold stars that show our worth.” – Kristen Knox...Read More
As parents, we often suffer under the delusion that we have more control over our kids’ lives–and sleep–than we actually do. Just ask any mother of a sleep-resistant infant who has tried every trick in the...Read More
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as...Read More
It’s February. In June my second son will be moving the tassel, graduating from high school. It’s a little different this time. My first son finished high school as a home school student, with minimal fanfare. The school my...Read More
At this stage in my life, so much of my reading and studying is filtered through the perspective of mothering. This includes my study of the Bible and theology. I find the deeper I dig into God’s Word, the more light it shines...Read More
Life has shifted. My oldest has been away at college for three years. The next three teens graduate high school in the next three years. One right after another. I had four kids in five years when I was in my 20s. It was...Read More
Hi, I'm Alexandra.
I write to encourage us as we become the people God has created us to be -- especially in the realms of nurturing our children and using our talents right where we are.
Six kids. INFP. Reformed & covenantal. Liberty & justice for all. Speaker. Current project: Helping parents connect with teens.
I started blogging as TulipGirl in 2004. Tech crashes and life derailed the site. The archives are gone, but I'm glad to be back.
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