Category: Dreams Are Real

What “La La Land” can teach us about following our dreams

Dates in the middle of the day are the best. One minute I was dropping my twins off at afternoon kindergarten and the next, my husband had surprised me with matinee movie tickets. I’d been dying to see “La La Land” for months. It’s near-Oscar win mishap moved it to the top of the list and finally got us to the theater — on a Tuesday afternoon. Like most of America, I loved the movie — but this is not a movie review. Though by the looks of it online, many reviewers claimed the movie was overrated, or they...

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Meet Ashley Ludlow

This month I’m reintroducing our Meet A Mom Spotlight! I’m so excited to introduce you to Ashley Ludlow, a mom on the verge of accomplishing a HUGE dream of hers – recording an album!! Ashley, tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a songwriter, recording artist and mother of four. And I’m just finishing up my very first studio album. I’ve been married for 8 ½ years, and we live in a small town in Southern Idaho. How old are your kids? I have a 7-year-old daughter, 5-year-old son, 2-year-old son and a brand new baby boy who’s...

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Finding The AND In Motherhood

My mother always told me, “you can be anything you want to be if you put your mind to it.” It’s probable your mother told you something similar, and we say the same thing to our children. As mothers, we tell our children to dream big and work hard — and we mean it. But the reality is we often don’t believe it because we have little evidence of it in our lives. Sure, we became mothers, and we always wanted to be a mother. Motherhood is a dream come true. But then — after we reached motherhood —...

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HGTV Star Joanna Gaines Shares Her Story of Faithful Dreams

My kids and I just adore HGTV’s new(er) show Fixer Upper. Each week we climb on the couch and pile under blankets and watch Chip and Joanna Gaines as they update and remodel a house into a beautiful home. Even my boys love watching. I love how real and authentic the Gaines family is and love their dedication to family and God. We need more families like this on TV. Today I ran across this video by Baylor University of Joanna Gaines telling her story and was so inspired — moved to tears really. I just had to share this with you!...

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