• Are you struggling with insecurity as a mom? That's totally normal - I was too! Here's how I'm becoming a more confident mom. | Fulfill & Thrive
    grow confidence,  sahm parenting

    How I’m Becoming a More Confident Mom

    Do you remember when you had your first baby? If you were anything like me, it took you about two seconds to realize that no book or class could prepare you for really having a baby. The first few months (okay, years) of Emma’s life was filled with frantic Googling and texting my mom at the slightest hint of a problem. I was an insecure first-time mom, and that’s totally normal! Now that Emma’s getting older and we’re considering the idea of a second baby, here’s how I’m becoming a more confident mom! Experience Of course, the best way to realize that everything will probably be okay is to see…

  • Is becoming a small group leader right for you? If you have the opportunity, check out this post where I break down the real qualifications you'll need. | Fulfill & Thrive
    christian faith,  grow confidence

    Are You Cut Out to Be a Small Group Leader?

    Are you wondering is being a Bible study or small group leader is right for you? I was faced with that same question just a few years ago. I wasn’t sure that I was qualified to lead, especially since all the members of my group were older than me. At the encouragement of my mentor, friends, and the Holy Spirit, I decided to step into leadership. Here’s some encouragement for you, that I hope will give you some clarity and confidence about becoming a small group leader! Psst: I have a few devotionals in my Resource Library, just for you! I wrote these as Bible studies for my small group.…

  • Could the fear of failure be holding you back from achieving your biggest goals? Read to find out - and learn what to do about it!
    grow confidence,  mental health,  personal goals,  wahm life

    Is the Fear of Failure Keeping You from Achieving Your Goals?

    Let me ask you a question. Have you achieved that goal you’ve been working at for so long? You know the one I’m talking about – the goal you’ve had for months if not years, that will totally change your life once you reach it. I have a few of those myself! If you haven’t, this post is for you. Keep reading to identify if fear of failure is what’s keeping your from achieving your goals, and what to do about it. How to Know if Fear of Failure is Keeping You from Achieving Your Goals You can’t get started. If you find that you just can’t start working towards…

  • Parenting is all choices. And everyone seems to have an opinion! If you're struggling to make those decisions, or you're feeling attacked or judged for your decisions, this post is for you! | Fulfill & Thrive
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    How to Feel Confident in Your Parenting Choices

    One of the hardest parts of parenting is making choices. Choices that you know will affect your child’s life significantly! And on top of that, you can face opposition from your spouse, your own parents, your friends, and even strangers on the Internet! All those negative voices can make you doubt your parenting choices and question whether you’re really doing the right thing. When I was nursing Emma, I let her sleep in my bed. There are strong proponents and opponents of cosleeping at every turn! And the guilt from not knowing if I was doing the right thing was even worse combined with the lack of sleep! Eventually I…

  • As someone who's suffered from anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts, the feeling of being inadequate is something I'm more that familiar with. This is how I’m stopping comparing myself and feeling like I'll never be good enough. | Fulfill & Thrive
    grow confidence,  mental health

    Feeling Like a Fraud

    “I’ll never be good enough.” Those words have lived in my head since I was a child. I know everyone suffers from low self-esteem at one point or another, but for some people, myself included, it’s near constant. As soon as we start to gain some confidence, life knocks us back down. Now, my goal in life is not to be perfect at everything! That’s a goal I would never attain. But I do want to find something I’m good at and push into it. The problem is that I feel like a fraud. How I could I be a successful writer when I don’t have a college degree? How…