Somehow this summer went by in the blink of an eye. In a lot of ways I was expecting a slow, long summer since we didn’t have much going on, but it still seemed to fly by nonetheless. A year ago, I reflected on how hard, yet beautiful last summer was. You can read more…… Continue reading 2021 Summer Reflection
In ways, it feels like I was just sitting down a year ago typing up my 2019 reflection. I just read it back and was deeply encouraged by it. My words a year ago reminded me of my own growth and ultimately showed me the faithfulness of the Lord. Even if you don’t click the…… Continue reading 2020 Reflection
We are holding onto these final days of summer for as long as we can. The summer of 2020 has been strange to say the least. It was not the summer we expected or even the summer we hoped for, yet still, somehow, it was the one we needed. It was simple. It was full…… Continue reading Summer 2020 Reflections: Finding a Place of Peace, Purpose, and Play
Last Monday, Hudson and I attempted to make homemade noodles. Like a lot of things in my life, I had a picture of what the outcome would look like. In my head, it looked almost identical to the perfect noodles pictured in Joanna Gaines’ cookbook. Let’s just say they looked nothing like the picture. While…… Continue reading Embracing Process Over Outcome
I am officially 26! One thing I love about this little blog of mine is that it holds all the important moments and thoughts of my heart. It is so fun to go back, even a year ago and see what was going on in my head. Last year for my birthday, I wrote a…… Continue reading Year 26 + 2020 Intentions
I am alone. I can literally hear the waves crashing from my little hacienda my husband so kindly rented and gifted me for my Christmas gift this year. In this place of solitude, you would think I would be rejoicing. You would think I would not have a care in the world and would just…… Continue reading Solo Retreat for the Soul
I am not exactly sure why, but I love these in-between days after Christmas and before the New Year. In some ways it feels kind of awkward. One big celebration is over, but another one is just a week away, so you don’t really know if you should get back to your normal routine or…… Continue reading Reflecting on 2019 + Looking Ahead Optimistically to 2020
Happy Birthday to us! It has officially been one year since our very first post on This Mama Needs Grace. On October 19th, 2018, I wrote our very first blog post: “This Mama Needs…”. Go back and check it out. Or not, because let’s be honest, it is not the best, but the messaging is…… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Us & Hello Routines!
After especially busy seasons, slow weekends are best friends. This past weekend was similarly sweet and mellow like the past weekend I wrote about. I want to put this into words so I don’t forget. I am feeling just so thankful right now. Life feels simple and peaceful and quiet, and I know this won’t…… Continue reading Find Beauty in the Ordinary & Have a Great Weekend!
All day I have been planning on sitting down to get some writing in. It is now nearly 9 pm and these are the first words I am creating all day, minus the numerous text messages I sent out. The thing is I could of easily squeezed in an hour of solid writing, but instead…… Continue reading When You Don’t Feel Like It