Brenna

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Single parenting wasn’t hard enough, I had to jump into blended family parenting with two feet planted firmly in the clouds.

Every moment makes me glad I chose this road, and yet… Every moment reminds me that this isn’t the road most traveled.

I love my family. I love my children, all four of them. And I love my husband.

Life within these ‘walls’ can be challenging, but I’m up to the challenge, and I’m ready for the fun that comes with it all. We laugh. We cry. We love. We love more…

Pages of Parenthood

My facebook post for this event?

“If the goal of this hike was to provide a young couple with a reason to hold off on having children, mission accomplished.

Colm just lost his lunch right in front of them…”

The BEST adventures of parenting are yet to come, because that’s what happens, it just gets better and better ALL the time.

So much to catch up on. Keep reading!

Pages of Parenthood

You’ll find moment by moment replays in my blog pages, don’t forget to revisit the best of times in the archives, and come back often to read my latest adventures. Yeah, I share it all. I’m THAT Mom.

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Showing grace and wisdom

It’s a job few people want. It’s a job that is being doused in negativity. It’s an incredible rewarding job to thousands. It’s a job that has a daily opportunity to end lives and careers. I’ve chosen to pursue this job and it scares me and excites me at the same time. I’m dealing with the fact that I could be Officer Shelby, that there could come a day that I make the wrong decision because I don’t know what the right decision is in a split second. I keep telling myself that of course I would choose my taser … continue…

The Plan

During this time of putting my words together and asking God to guide me through his plan, I’ve also been praying for a revelation of what he wants this to accomplish.  I was talking to my mom after my post yesterday and I said “Mom if I can reach just one person and help them out of an abusive situation, I’ll have succeeded.” Honestly, I believe that with everything I have. Just one person. If one person hears my story and wants to know how I did it and starts believing that they can do it too, I feel like … continue…

Redeemed

Have you ever made a decision and then watched the world fight you tooth and nail? Watched your relationships become toxic instead of sustaining? I’m there. I’ve made a decision and now I’m telling my loved ones “I’m under attack and I know it’s not you. This isn’t what you want. So can we stop fighting and start praying?”  I’m pretty sure this is how I battle Satan and his plots for evil in my life.  I pray.  So why am I under attack? A few weeks ago I told you about a women’s retreat I attended. I also told … continue…

What If 

What if I lived my life like Jesus?  This was the question at a women’s retreat I attended this past weekend. We dug deep into Jesus’ life to discover how we could live his life. Obviously I’m not going to master this concept but guess what? I can try.  There was one theme that we saw throughout every lesson. Jesus LOVED. He loved like nobody has ever loved before. One speaker called it reckless. He was controversial. He could have easily come into this world and joined ranks with the ‘religious elitists’ and let them go spread his message for … continue…

Google is my fifth child

I’ve fallen in love with “Ok Google”. Or, at least, I fell in love with her. A while back.  She was so useful, she would let me control every aspect of my phone with my voice throughout the day.  “Okay Google, take  me to that Walmart on east Hampden.” “Okay, I will navigate you to 9400 E. Hampden Denver, CO” “Okay Google, play Pandora please” “Opening Pandora for you” “Okay Google, why is Colorado the centennial state?” “According to Wikipedia….” This list can go on forever. She gave me addresses, she answered questions for my children, she kept my attention … continue…