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Hi, I’m Hope, and I’m so glad you found your way to this page.

I’m passionate about helping Mamas to live out their calling…and in between raising our five kids, serving our city and tiny urban church (I’m a pastor’s wife), and drinking waaaay to much coffee, I’m hoping to use this space for encouraging you, challenging you, cheering you on, and…

helping you to become the Mama that you hope to be.

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  • The Last Cookie
    Just a little PSA…if there’s only one homemade chocolate chip cookie left, it’s ok if you eat it, Mama. And it’s even ok if they see you doing it. Some days, you need to take care of you. They see your sacrifice day after day…it’s ok to model self care. Even if that means takingContinue reading “The Last Cookie”
  • Out of the Box Ideas for Getting Kids Outside
    Hey Mama. Today is a “take your watercolors outside and paint rocks” type of day around here. How’s the weather where you live? While we’re all for active play outside, there are some breathtakingly beautiful days (like today!) that my kids have absolutely no desire to go outside. And I’ve come to realize that itContinue reading “Out of the Box Ideas for Getting Kids Outside”
  • A Gentle Reminder To Feed Your Soul
    How are you feeding your soul this week, Mama? Is there a book that’s challenging you? Music that’s captured your heart? Scripture that sets your soul singing? A podcast that sheds light on an area you’re struggling through? Motherhood, womanhood, is not for the faint of heart. It’s deep important work you’re doing, work thatContinue reading “A Gentle Reminder To Feed Your Soul”
  • Sunday Breakfast
    We eat almost the same breakfast every Sunday. Scrambled eggs. Roasted potatoes. Baked goods leftover from Saturday’s baking. Since we all know the Sunday morning plan, we’ve fallen into a comfortable routine. Mr. 8 gets up and cracks eggs. He cracks them one by one into a smaller bowl, then dumps this into a largerContinue reading “Sunday Breakfast”
  • Forge Your Own Path
    Sometimes, Mama, you have to forgo the typical way of doing things and forge your own path. Maybe that’s doing schoolwork outside (or up a tree). Maybe it’s leaning on frozen food or paper plates instead of choosing between takeout and homemade. Maybe it’s napping on a Sunday afternoon—or sleeping late on a Saturday morning.Continue reading “Forge Your Own Path”