Born and raised in Central Arkansas, Lynzie is a pastor's wife, business owner, adoptive and homeschool mom, and new Okie. She and her husband love visiting local restaurants, taking walks to the park, and cheering on the Thunder with their six kids. Give her a good book and some apple pie and all will be right with the world!

I’m Not a LEGO Mom

Confession: I am not a LEGO Mom. I can't stand those tiny little blocks. There are exactly 100,000 of them in each box, some ranging from the size of a quarter all the way...

I’m a Better Mom for Leaving

I'm a better mom for leaving. Let me back up a little: Being a mom is one of the most rewarding things in life. I spent the majority of my life dreaming of the day...

The Beauty in Having a Big Family

I have wanted a big family for as long as I can remember. My mom has pictures of me at three-years-old laying my “kids” down for naps, ten baby dolls all in a row....

My C-Section Story (And Why You Shouldn’t Mourn for Me)

C-Section. Say that word in a group of moms and you’ll immediately see some very strong responses. Some are stricken, others are disgusted, while some are raising their hands in praise. If you’ve ever talked...

Everything is Impossible Until You Do It

Impossible. It’s a word we’ve all used to describe a daunting situation we are staring square in the eyes. Whether it be getting out of bed in the morning or running a marathon, you’ve probably...

How to Thrive as the New Girl

The new girl. You remember her. She came in on the first day of school and had everyone’s attention. The mystery of seeing someone new in a very normal crowd caused quite a ruckus....

5 Ways to Encourage a Potty Training Mom

Potty training is one of those milestones in parenting that cannot be avoided. We’ve all been there. If you haven’t, you will be soon. It’s one of those experiences that brings excitement, increased funds...

The Inevitable Question in Foster Care: “Where am I going next?”

Halloween is one of the best holidays to experience as a mom. What is more fun than seeing little kids running around in adorable costumes, begging for candy through chocolate smeared smiles? Nothing. Nothing...