planning for influence

mom+bloggerI've been praying over and preparing for my upcoming workshop I will be leading at The Influence Conference next month (eeeeek, next month!!! can I get an AMEN!?!?!). I feel like the Lord has put a huge responsibility on me for what I will be sharing and a huge burden on my heart for the moms of the Influence Network. I have a passion for seeing moms thrive (shameless plug!!), and I'm thrilled out of my mind that I will be able to share all that God has put on my heart with these ladies at the conference. My workshop is called "Mom+Blogger: the balancing act". Doing the two things really is a balancing act, is it not? Balance on so many levels: in deciding boundaries with blogging, finding the time to intentionally pour into it and really make an impact on the "mom blogging" community.

So, today I want to hear YOUR thoughts. Let's pretend we are sitting at a coffee shop together and you have my undivided attention.

What are some questions you would ask about balance, privacy, sharing your story, boundaries, etc. in "mommy blogging"? 


embracing summer {life lately}

I'm usually pretty whiney about the summer heat. I mean, you can't really blame me since it's typically over 100 degrees every day in Oklahoma. I would be much happier sitting under my ceiling fan every day and staying clean. But what fun is that?? I'm embracing summer. I actually just got my girls a sandbox. One of those things I said I would NEVER do. I'm loving the chaos and madness that my house is. I'm thankful for the dirty footprints on my floors and enjoying the tan I'm getting from spending time outside every day playing with my girls. I turned our dining room into a full blown playroom so we have a fun place to play when it is too hot. We are growing flowers and tomatoes and learning about rolly pollies and butterflies.

Summer is wild, beautiful and perfect.

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{linking up with blair @ wild and precious}


i'm over there today

If you are anything like me (and most likely you are), I battle with wondering if I'm a good enough mom. Do you battle with this too?

I'm sharing my heart on this today at Project Afterbelly for The Mamahood series. Go over and visit and say hi! I hope and pray you are encouraged in the season you are in, whatever that may be!!

Happy Monday!


vlog: coffee date & introducing makenzi!

Happy Friday! I'm linking up today with Alissa at Rags to Stitches for Coffee Date Vlog. We are discussing how to balance life and writing. Something that I always struggle with, so I don't have much wise advice. I feel a bit scatterbrained on the subject to be really honest! BUT I am showing off Makenzi for her vlogging debut so watch to see how adorable she is! Please ignore my puffy eyes. Oh. So. Tired.

I'd love to hear how you balance life + blogging! Tell me some of your favorite tips!!