• We were walking through the mall near a maze of vendors selling feathers and seaweed lotion and rhinestones to put in your nose piercing. A man stepp...
    Still. No, Thank You.
    By Tricia Williford
    July 23rd, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • “I hate you!” I hear one brother mutter to another in the backseat. I gasp dramatically and pull the car over. I put on my emergency flashers for ...
    Just Three Things. That's All I...
    By Tricia Williford
    July 16th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  •  I got hit with some kind of horrific stomach bug that surely spawned from the fall of man. I will spare you the details, most graciously. But let’...
    Sauerkraut and Bowling
    By Tricia Williford
    July 09th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • This first posted on December 15, 2014 at www.tricialottwilliford.comThis conversation happened in my home today. Tuck was hanging out in my bathroom,...
    Girl Trousers and Man Pants
    By Tricia Williford
    July 02nd, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • “Mommy, I don’t know why I can never hear God.” A question that every single one of us has asked, we who have ever believed or not believed or ...
    Babies and Broncos and Listen...
    By Tricia Williford
    June 25th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • Sometimes great things happen because you are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes you get to play the lead male role because you’re...
    When You’re the Only Boy, Go...
    By Tricia Williford
    June 18th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • We were one week into the hype of Ohio State University’s reign as the National Champions of College Football. And the effect on my children was pro...
    Buckeyes, Sloopy, and the 10-Y...
    By Tricia Williford
    June 11th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • “Mommy, I love you so much. Sometimes I can’t stand how much I love you. It’s like I love you just too, too much.” He’s every bit my child....
    “I Can’t Stand How Much I ...
    By Tricia Williford
    June 04th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  •  “Mommy, I have a friend at school who has that problem in his brain where words just come out without him being able to help it.” “That’s c...
    Nice try, though.
    By Tricia Williford
    May 28th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • I was doing yoga in my bedroom. Which, by the way, you haven’t lived until you’ve tried to chaturanga with a child tickling the back of your knees...
    Yoga Pants, Stretchmarks, and ...
    By Tricia Williford
    May 21st, 2015

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  • We have a wonderful morning routine that was good-grief-a-long-time coming, and I love it with the core of my being. My children have decided to wake ...
    A Sunrise Won’t Wait
    By Tricia Williford
    May 14th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • Lord, Help me remember, when I feel it's a chore the time will come when I'll hold her no more asleep on my chest (the crib refused the blanket, the pac...
    A Mother’s Midnight Prayer
    By Jan Dunlap
    May 07th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • Talking Cereal and Dancing Spoons Sometimes, I am silly and spontaneous in the morning. (I get this from my dad, who occasionally woke his school-age...
    Talking Cereal and Dancing Spo...
    By Tricia Williford
    April 30th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • Boy: (n.) Noise with Dirt on It  “Mommy, what would you do if we weren’t your kids?” “Oh, man. If you weren’t my kids, I would wish you w...
    Boy: (n.) Noise with Dirt on I...
    By Tricia Williford
    April 23rd, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • “Mommy, are you sleeping again?” Tucker asks. Sleeping is not what I am doing, though it’s not a far stretch. I rouse myself and lean onto one ...
    Sleeping Is Not What I am Doin...
    By Tricia Williford
    April 16th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • I start the morning with such a friendly disposition. I promise you, I do. “Good morning, guys,” I say with my gentle morning voice. I scratch the...
    School Mornings and My Friendl...
    By Tricia Williford
    April 09th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • “I’m so glad Daddy taught us about beans before he died.” “Beans?” Of all things? “Yes, you know. How they make you toot.” This is wha...
    4 Things They Learned from The...
    By Tricia Williford
    April 02nd, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • They point to a neighborhood on our way to the park. “Mommy, that’s where Miss P. lives. But don’t try to get in there, because you have to have...
    Sand Castles, Footballs, and P...
    By Tricia Williford
    March 26th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • Today didn't go at all according to my plan. And I'm so glad it didn't. Instead of getting a lot of work and study done (which would have been a good thi...
    Interruptions or Surprises?
    By Shelley Hendrix
    March 19th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • I am right smack dab in the middle of the absolute craziest season of my life. The absolute craziest, but the absolute best.In between changing diaper...
    The One Thing I Can't Afford NO...
    By Katie Gibson
    March 12th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • It was Thanksgiving 1997. I had a 3 1/2 year old and a barely 1 year old underfoot and had decided I was going to make the annual Thanksgiving Dinner f...
    Why You Shouldn't Compare Yours...
    By Shelley Hendrix
    March 05th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • Scripture! It changes hearts. It changes lives. And it is the MOST POWERFUL TOOL we have to pray for our children! Today, sweet moms, would you take ...
    Praying Scripture Over Your Ch...
    By Stephanie Shott
    February 19th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • How do explain "death" to a 3 year old?Her tender heart trusts so naturally, and as a mommy, I want to protect her as long as possible from life's painfu...
    Broken Goldfish
    By Shelley Hendrix
    February 12th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • When a Woman Becomes a MotherI never dreamed that I could loveSomeone I hardly knew.But that was just until the day When I first laid eyes on you. *...
    Love at First Sight
    By Shelley Hendrix
    February 05th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • In honor of my crazy boys. Yes, sweethearts, Mommy found all the chocolate wrappers hidden behind the couch. This explains your diarrhea, so, thanks...
    Have to Laugh
    By Heather James
    January 22nd, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • Just Different ~  It's not easier, it's just different. "But I don't want a banana. And I like Captain America fruit snacks better than Alvin and the Ch...
    Just Different
    By Tricia Williford
    January 29th, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • He flipped over the handles of his scooter, head over heels. (Not my son. This time it was someone else's little boy.) He was zooming along the sidewal...
    Over the Handlebars
    By Tricia Williford
    January 01st, 2015

    Mother Moments
  • Language of MomsYoung moms of our generation have a language all their own. My brother pointed this out as we strolled through Disney World: a child ...
    Language of Moms

    Mother Moments
  • I Almost Said It. I met Braxton last night, a long-awaited newborn who is 15 days old. He was wide awake and snuggly. I pulled out all my best newbor...
    I Almost Said It.
    By Tricia Williford
    December 18th, 2014

    Mother Moments
  • All Exhaustion Is Not Equal Yesterday was a rough go. So many things went wrong. And by wrong, I mean they changed unexpectedly. I can vary from a pl...
    All Exhaustion is Not Equal
    By Tricia Williford
    December 11th, 2014

    Mother Moments
  • Keeping It Real "Tricia, your blog is so funny. I love reading it... I mean, you seem so put together otherwise. Not that you're not, but you know. It's...
    Keeping It Real
    By Tricia Williford
    November 27th, 2014

    Mother Moments
  • Eye on the Prize  The rewards far outweigh the challenges everyday," she said - a fellow mom of two young children - and she too can count her own ...
    Eye on the Prize
    By Tricia Williford
    November 20th, 2014

    Mother Moments
  • Disney Channel or Valium?  I have been gone, gone, gone for the last many days, and part of the gift of my departure was the joy of Traveling Alon...
    Disney Channel or Valium?
    By Tricia Williford
    November 13th, 2014

    Mother Moments
  • Here's the Thing. So, if the goal of parenting is to teach my children to behave appropriately and grow into fully functioning, independent, God-feari...
    Here's the Thing
    By Tricia Williford
    November 06th, 2014

    Mother Moments
  • A Careful Balance Parenting is a delicate recipe, a careful balance of this and that. A careful balance of TV and creative play, Fast food and fres...
    A Careful Balance
    By Tricia Williford
    October 30th, 2014

    Mother Moments
  • Birds of a... It's just that I had only just mopped the floor. Moments before. It was still wet, in fact. That's when the boys acted on a whim of un...
    Birds of a...
    By Tricia Williford
    October 23rd, 2014

    Mother Moments