COMFORT + JOY.

Home. It’s a place where you feel comfortable. Where you can let your guard down and feel at peace with the ones you love. It is often filled with joy and laughter. Even after a rough day, it can bring you cheer. But when you find yourself standing amidst piles of concrete as a jackhammer […]

STEPPING STONES.

Because of this mentality and my tendency to be stubborn, I have a really hard time slowing down and listening to my body.

LAST RUN. BEST RUN.

I am so thankful for those six miles and all the beautiful truths God revealed to me along the way.

HIS TIMING IS NO COINCIDENCE.

Last night we celebrated an answered prayer that was two years in the making, and it was a reminder that God’s timing is always perfect.

THREE YEARS OF SUNSHINE.

Oh my sweet Ellie Bug, you bring so much sunshine into our lives! I have no doubt that God made you fierce and full of spunk for a reason.

YOU DO YOU.

When you’re charged with raising tiny humans, you second-guess every decision. But God entrusted these little ones to you, and so you pray for guidance and hope that you’re making the right choice. Sometimes you do, and it feels like a parenting win. And sometimes you don’t, and that’s OK.

DEAR MAMAS WITH NEW KINDERGARTENERS.

Dear Mamas with New Kindergarteners:

It’s time. This date has been circled on the calendar for months. And no matter how much you wished time would slow down, reality stole your summer faster than ever and it is finally here—the first day of kindergarten.

DEAR DADDY, I LOVE YOU.

He is my first love, he is my hero, my rock an my biggest fan. I just hope that I can be the girl he thinks I am.

WHY I BRING MY KIDS TO THE MASTERS.

In a crowd of thousands of patrons at the Masters, I stood out from the rest. I was wearing something that unintentionally drew lots of attention. No, it wasn’t an obnoxiously-patterned pair of Loud Mouth Golf pants. I was donning something that is rarely seen on tournament days — a toddler.

MY WILD CHILD.

Happy birthday to this precious wild child of mine who lives life out loud. She is ridiculously hilarious, full of personality, and a self-proclaimed hot mess. She keeps me on my toes and in fits of laughter as I chase her nonstop.

THE SPACE BETWEEN THE BOARD AND THE WATER.

Are you sitting in comfortable waters staring at the high dive wondering if you should jump? Do it. I promise, God will be with you from the first step on the ladder to the moment you hit the water, and all the space in between.

2016: THE HIGHLIGHT REEL.

It goes without saying that 2016 was a big year for Team Martin. At this time last year, we were preparing for our biggest adventure yet, and we had no clue what we were in for.

HOLY GUACAMOLE.

The small talk that occurred when meeting new people during a girls’ trip last weekend went something like this: Kind stranger making small talk: A girls’ trip! How fun! So is this a reunion of college friends? Us: No. Kind stranger making more small talk: So, where are you from? We go around the group pointing […]

TWO PIECES OF PAPER AND A SHARPIE.

I grew up with “Arnie” as a household name. I witnessed his impressive swing far more times than I deserved. And even more impressive, I heard him greet my dad by name year after year. At the news of Arnold Palmer’s passing yesterday, texts and phone calls circulated between our family and friends as if […]