The Joy of Being Mom

 The Joy of Being Mom 

by Judy Brisky


I am so excited to be sharing about a book I read that was written by one of my sweet friends. 

Judy Brisky, author of The Joy of Being Mom, and I met at a Gateway church function a few years back. 

I remember sitting by Judy and thinking what JOY she exudes. 

When we met for lunch and she shared the name of her first book I knew it was going to be a hit. 

Judy truly embodies joy. She walks it out in every way. 

She is the best role model to share on the joy in motherhood. 

The book opens with a note she wrote in her journal many years back. 

It's real and raw and it left me in tears. 

She speaks about loosing her temper and haven't we all been there. Yelled at our kids and the guilt starts to set in. At the end she writes "Please, please help me." This letter made me feel seen. That we are all moms and we are all in this together. Although, Judy is a couple chapters ahead in her journey she was once a young mom and can relate to the overwhelming moments young mothers face. 

Judy uses her experience in motherhood to point all those around her back to Jesus. 

The practical applications at the end of each chapter was one of my favorite parts. 

While reading through each chapter I felt strengthened and encouraged. 

It reminded me to slow down and enjoy each phase of motherhood. That this is a marathon and not a sprint. To keep my eyes on Jesus and that we are building a legacy through our faith. 

Overall, it was a 10/10 for me. Excellent read! 

Biggest Hugs, 

Lauren Stack 


Apple Picking 2020


Apple Picking 2020

On our year of adventure we have traveled to lots of places close to DFW (and a couple further away) in our RV. 
We recently did a segment in homeschool over the life of an apple and I searched high and low for an orchard close to home and couldn't find a thing! 
My friend from childhood now lives in Oklahoma and I saw her post on IG about Livesay Orchards in Porter, Ok and we packed up and took off for the day. 
We love apple picking and had the opportunity to go last year in Washington D.C. right as the leaves were changing. Next Fall I want to plan a bucket list trip down the east coast starting in Maine to see all the changing leaves + travel through American history! 


Fall Home 2020

Fall Home Update 2020

Couch: Similar style
Plaid Chairs: Caitlin Wilson
Art in living room: Frontgate 
Barstools: Ballard Designs 
Sideboard: Wayfair 
Inner Circles Art: Jenn Thatcher Art 
Scones in Dining Room: One Kings Lane
Monogram Plate: Sasha Nichols 
Coffee Table: One Kings Lane 
Ceramic PumpkinTarget
Ceramic Pumpkin: Target
 Raffia PumpkinTarget
 Faux Golden Aspen Leaves WreathTarget
Faux Golden Sedum Greenery Napkin Ring Set: Target
Linen Blend Raw Edge Napkin Set: Target
Water Hyacinth Charger: Target
Wooden Bead Garland: Target
Gold Flatware Set Gold: Target
 Salad Plate: Target
 Dinner Plate: Target
 Cereal Bowl 20oz: Target
Kentfield Pendant: Target
Candle: Pinrose 
Chairs: Target
Egg Chair: Walmart 
Pumpkins, Corn Stalks, flowers: Calloways