Embracing messy momlife.

He Loves Me: April 2019 Featured Product

My friend is in a perfect storm of trials. As I prayed for her, I thought of the “He loves me, he loves me not” saying. It may be tempting to question God’s love in tough times, but this design reminds me why that’s the wrong response.

A Smarter Mom is Moving!

The mommy blog will be showing up here at SmarterJoy.com. I’ll share encouragement, easy healthy meals, and whatever else I can from my 22 years and 6 kids-worth of motherhood to help moms “in the trenches” receive God’s grace and joy in the journey.

Narcissism, Neglect, and Addiction: Must-Listen Podcast

Last updated on May 15th, 2020 Joe Polish’s interview with Dr. Gerber Maté had me weeping not once but twice.  Once for the reminder of trauma I thought was forgotten; once for the damage caused by wrong responses… responses that perpetuate …

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