About One Fun Mom

Have you noticed that women have a hard time believing they’re amazing?

Do you ever hear your friend say:  “Yes, I look great today!”  or “I really do a fantastic job teaching my children about life.”

No, we don’t typically say those things about ourselves, and I don’t think it’s false pride most of the time.  I think it’s because we have a hard time believing we’re fearfully and wonderfully made.

But the Bible says we are:

God says:  I have summoned you by name; you are mine  Isaiah 43:1  Why would He want me if I wasn’t someone pretty special to Him?

God calls me His lovely one, my darling, my beautiful one.  Oh yes, He does!  Even when I haven’t done my hair!   Song of Solomon 2:10 (New American Standard, New Jerusalem Bible)
Let’s have fun finding the woman God made us to be!  Let’s have fun remembering the lovely girl God made us.  Let’s have fun working for Him and finding our gifts.  Let’s heal and be whole and bring glory to God with all of our hearts!

This site is undergoing a transition from what it was (me sharing about life) to a group of women encouraging others to become whole and to love and accept themselves as God made them.

For now, you’ll find my thoughts on:

…plus a few varied topics including homeschool, food and feeding lots of people, real life at our house, and the beach – also pregnancy, which apparently I’m pretty good at.

I try to post here three times a week.  You can sign up via RSS or email if you’d like to make sure and catch my new posts.

You can also find me at The Better Mom each month {where there are some beautiful writers who I can hardly believe I’m allowed to write with}.

You might want to start with my most popular posts:

1.  Intro to 14 Days of Full Body Detox

2.  Printable Weight Loss Journal

3.  Weekly Homeschool Planner  {Printable}

4.  Am I An Angry Mother?

5.  Initiative Chore Chart for Children {Printable}

6.  My Struggles With Anger

7.  2 Helps For Acting In Anger

8.  Why Clean the Mind & Body?

9.  8 Ways To Take The Anger Out Of Mothering

10.  FunMom Rules

And know that in October, things are going to change around here!  We’ll still focus on being mothers, but we’ll start focusing a little more on the kind of woman God made us.  An amazing kind.

A Little More About Me:

my four kids

I live on the Central Coast of California with my surfer husband, 5 children, and no pets – except one tadpole we’ve had since May, totally breaking my “find-it-and-keep-it-for-one-day” policy.  It sits on my counter in an ugly orange container and if I’m honest, I’ve kind of been waiting for it to die so I can have a clean counter again.  But I’m a fun mom!, so I haven’t banished it to a bedroom.  Besides, if I did, the baby would find it and eat it.

Four Kids

Newborn Baby

{and Baby makes 7}

Right now we are participating in a part-time homeschool program, so my two oldest boys go to school Tuesday/Friday and I teach them the other three days.

I recently started running again.  I’m training for a half marathon and raising money for families to get clean water in Africa.

I tend to speak before I think, the good side to this is I’m pretty genuine.

People are high on my priority list and if you have an idea for fun I will probably be there, children in tow.

I’m a wannabe granola mom, but you can’t tell it by looking in my cupboards where we harbor mac’n’cheese and occasionally Pop Tarts.

 Jesus finds me every day and I’ll probably tell you all about that.  He accepts and embraces me even when I screw up with my sweet little ones or with my life.

I love that you’re here and am glad to call you “friend”!  Please never hesitate to send me an email or leave a comment.  My heart is to encourage you, so if you have ideas or just need to share please do!

 My contact info:

You can email me here: {christy at one fun mom dot com} or follow me on facebook or twitter.  I’m also on Pinterest (because who can resist!?)

 one fun mom beach collage

 

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Christy can be found at the beach chasing naked toddlers and cheering on her young surfers. She founded One Fun Mom to share her imperfect life and encourage moms to love how God made them. She's delighted to have you join her and her fabulous writing team as you all journey closer to God and learn to love others through His example.

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