July 21, 2014

Breastfeeding in Public


I breastfed my babies for nearly 200 months collectively. I frequently nursed in public areas (restaurants, stores, homes, parks etc), and was NEVER asked to stop by anyone. As far as I know, no one was ever offended – likely because no one could even tell what I was doing (and it wasn’t even always due to a blanket).

If I couldn’t manage to be discreet (curious toddler stage, clothing challenges etc.), …

July 29, 2013

Three Decades of Fertility is Finally Here!


This unique book is your opportunity to find out what happened to ten ordinary women who gave three decades of their lives to embracing the gift of children.

Some of you may already know that I contributed a chapter to this book with several other women – women who, like me, wanted to share their journey of motherhood with you. Well, that book is now available! You can CLICK HERE …

August 7, 2012

Tips for Tired Moms

Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to have a good attitude and to speak kindly to others when you’re tired or when you don’t feel well?

We certainly can’t blame our sin on physical symptoms; we’re all responsible for our own actions—even if we’re tired or hungry or hormonal. And, God will sometimes call us to obey, even in physically difficult circumstances, giving us the Grace that we need …

June 16, 2012

Trusting God with Our Children

“It is not your business to succeed, but to do right: when you have done so, the rest lies with God.” ~ Clive Staples Lewis (1898 – 1963)

I try to share with moms who are having parenting struggles, and I try to remember myself when I don’t seem to be getting through to a child: We are only called to be faithful in training our children; we must remember that it is He who does the work in the …

May 23, 2012

Sinking, Sinking, Saved!

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace. – Helen Howarth Lemmel.

The things of earth will grow strangely dim. Instead of focusing on Jesus and trusting Him to supply our needs, we often focus on our problems, or what we’re not getting, or how overwhelmed we are, and we sink. …

February 1, 2012

Do You Have the Right?

HT to Trivium Pursuit

What I’ve found among many Christian parents is that they don’t realize they have “the right” to parent their children. They realize they have the responsibility, but they don’t feel free to enforce rules, teach children to work hard, to serve, to be respectful, or to put others first.

I heard a mom once APOLOGIZE to her son for having asked him to take the garbage out. …

January 27, 2012

Mothering with Essential Oils

Early this morning, my little man came into my room to tell me his legs were hurting again and asked if I had any oils for him. As much food as the child has been putting away every day, it’s no wonder he has normal growing pains!

I got out my Deep Relief and we went to the couch where I massaged the oils into his legs.

He smiled and we cuddled on the …

July 30, 2011

The House that Mom Built

Unlike The House that Jack Built, Mom’s House isn’t built in a day…

There are so many ways we women can either build up or, in contrast, tear down their own houses. As mothers, we have the choice each day whether or not we’re going to be an influence for godly growth and joy in our households. In this talk Stacy discusses some of the qualities of a wise woman, and just what makes …

March 3, 2011

“Why I Walked Away from Being a Mom”

Author, Reiko Rizzuto, left her family, her husband and two small children, to study in Japan. While she was away, she decided she didn’t want to be married any longer, and began to also question her desire to be a mother.

Watch this heartbreaking testimony – the epitome of a self absorbed life…


Notice how Argie Allen, Director of Clinical Training from Drexel University, sat and affirmed Ms. …

February 4, 2011

How to Tear Down Your Own House…

In 12 Easy Steps!

The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands. (Proverbs 14:1)

I spoke last weekend at a retreat in Chicago for 400 mothers and daughters. I found it interesting the number of women who requested afterward the following list that appeared on one of my slides. It seems we all have this tendency to tear down, rather than build up, …