Grumpy Mom Takes a CHRISTMAS Holiday

Wow! Can I just say, the holidays are hard. I asked on Insta stories what stressors caused the most grumpy moments and there was no shortage of things we could talk about. I realized a few things: 1. The things that are hardest are things we feel we can’t control. 2. So many of the truths and lies I shared in my book, Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday, can be applied here! So here’s how I set this up. I

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8 ways to spend time with God AND a newborn

Before kids, I had such sweet quiet times with the Lord. After having kids though…? I still have sweet times with the Lord. It looked a little different in seasons, but I actually soaked in the Word and prayed more during a time I expected these things to suffer. I had lots of worries during my pregnancy that kind of forced me to figure out how to continue to connect with the Lord. I knew I wouldn’t get through that

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5 Ways to keep your cool this summer

If you’re equal parts excited and terrified for summer, welcome to the club! This is our first summer with no Mother’s Day Out a few days a week so I’m a bit nervous too. I want to share a post I hope will help you and me keep our cool when the mercury (OK, our phone apps) and a car full of cranky sweaty kids signal that it’s time to erupt like a volcano. So today, I’ve got 5 of

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Even though it wasn’t planned for Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday to release right before Mother’s Day, it just kinda makes sense, doesn’t it? We’re excited to feature both new motherhood books this season, but we also want to draw your attention to some of our favorites from the VMP shop. Whatever you choose, you just can’t go wrong with these items for a momma (or grandma!) that hit the big three: practical, meaningful, and beautiful!FRESH START FOR MOMS​We call

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How do you share this book with someone?

One of the questions that surprised me most as mommas started reading Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday and really seeing an impact. Ok Val! I’m all in. Now how do I shift the conversation with my friends without looking judgy?  Ummmm. GOOOOD QUESTION! This is so crucial. Because these mommas were starting to make positive changes in their motherhood and with that comes a certain fear that it will look odd to those around us. The same way like if we take

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