Make Today Awesome


I was going to write about some silly post I saw floating around on Facebook. We will just save that post for another day. Instead I will keep this short and sweet and take this time to say “Don’t forget to be awesome.”  Whether you are starting a new workout routine, choosing to eat healthy, being […]

World Water Day with Momastery and Church World Service…and YOU

World Water Day V

Oh, you know, this Saturday I think I’ll “Hang Out” with Glennon Doyle Melton.   Wanna join me? No really, I’m completely serious.  I’m going to hang out with Glennon (yes, the Glennon of Momastery) and the really awesome folks over at Church World Service (yes, the CROP Hunger Walk folks working to fight poverty around the globe) on Google +.  How cool is […]

On Getting to the Gym with Toddlers

MEM Toddler Gym

Do you ever wonder, by the time you actually get here, if it’s even worth it? All I could do was laugh.   Yes. Every time.  In fact, most times, that is what keeps me from getting here.  The actual act of getting here.  With two kids.  Two three-year-old kids.  Getting them dressed.  Getting their shoes on. […]

Practicing Goodness as a Lenten Discipline


I love Desmond Tutu. His writing speaks to me in a way that makes me want to be still and think; and as a Mom, that’s a hard concept to embrace. So my latest Desmond Tutu book is called “Made for Goodness and Why This Makes All the Difference.” It has been a great book […]

2014 Plainfield Area Spring Resales

MEM Resale Calendar Center

Have your kids grown three inches since last summer?  Do those PJs, cute as they are, fit just a little too snug?  Are those same old toys (which are not getting played with anymore) just collecting dust in the bin?  No worries!  The 2014 Spring Resale season is just around the corner.  Dust off those […]

Praying For A Cure

Purple Profile

Have you been asking yourself lately “What’s with all the purple Facebook pictures”?  Tomorrow, February 4th is World Cancer Day and many are turning their profiles purple.  The driving factor is that Chevrolet has pledged to donate $1 to the American Cancer Society for every purple profile picture, but I turned my profile purple in […]

Let’s Keep in Touch

Blog Follow

We wanted to take a moment to check in with our Moms Encouraging Moms readers and list a few ways we can best keep in touch.  In doing so, we’ll share a few ways you can follow all your favorite blogs.  We’ll just use Moms Encouraging Moms as an example. {Smile.}  Hopefully, some of these […]

A New Year’s Resolution Prayer

New Year Prayer

With the New Year comes lots of talk of resolutions.  Now…I’ve never been one to make official resolutions, but I do always find myself making a mental list as I listen to and read about other people’s resolutions… THIS YEAR I WILL…spend less time on Facebook. THIS YEAR I WILL…make an effort to “put myself […]

Creamy Cheese Soup

Cheese Soup

In my little neck of the woods, we are s-n-o-w-e-d i-n this weekend.  And, it is cold.  Really cold.  As in, ZERO is starting to sound like a heat wave.  In other words, it is soup weather.  Here is one of our favorites borrowed from my mother-in-law’s kitchen.  It’s very easy to make and even […]

Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt Main

Earlier this week, one of our Moms Encouraging Moms members shared with us an awesome Christmas Scavenger Hunt guide she created for her kids.  The great thing about this guide is that it has both pictures and text descriptions, so it is great for pre-readers as well as your older kids.  So many of us […]