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The Sweet Life

Quick show of virtual hands: how many of you are already feeling the post-holiday blues? Those tighter waistbands caused by the overindulgence of Christmas cookies or the few extra cocktails at your company’s holiday party. The post-Christmas letdown, knowing that the Hallmark movies, the hot chocolate and marshmallows on a random Wednesday, and the endless […]

Why You Need to Ditch the Post-Holiday Guilt, Pronto!

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Of the hundreds of millions or even billions of people who will make lofty New Year’s resolutions this year, only approximately 12 percent will still be pursuing their goals come February 1. Why is that? Are we just a society of quitters? Do we lack perseverance and mental toughness? Or are we setting ourselves up […]

How to Implement Resolutions that Stick… Permanently!

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Facing your fears can lead to some wonderful and unexpected outcomes, and it is definitely a muscle I advise you to flex as often as you are prompted to. Doing something scary is not always fun. In fact, sometimes it’s downright terrifying. Who remembers the first day of starting a new school? Who can recall […]

7 Reasons to Face Your Fears on the Daily

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We weren’t meant to mom alone, and that is why it’s important to get together between moms to recharge and just have fun! Being a mama means that we are usually giving to everyone, except ourselves. Let’s face it: we are needed all hours of the day, including while we are in the shower or […]

Why Every Woman Needs a Female Wolfpack Weekend

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Life will sometimes throw some curveballs at us. That much is for sure. But what matters is how we bounce back up. What do you do when your life feels like it suddenly got turned upside down? How do you react to life when it feels like everything you thought got thrown in the washer […]

Five Steps to Feel Blessed Amidst the Mess

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Explore my latest book for a fresh outpouring of joy, hope, and gratitude. Warning, you won't be able to put it down!


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I am obsessed with healthy living, gratitude, gardening, mindfulness, and raising kind kiddos... and I write about it all. May my words spur you on to cultivate a home infused with the sweetness that comes from living a life devoted to Jesus.

Wife and mother, Chief operator of the Mathews Homestead, homeschooler, not-so-novice gardener, resident goat herder, and your new Jesus-loving friend.