To the Woman Who Dreads Mother’s Day

To the Woman Who Dreads Mother’s Day

To the Woman Who Dreads Mother’s Day, It’s supposed to be a day filled with smiles, laughter, and memories honoring the one who brought us into this life. It’s supposed to be a day of loving on our sweet children, thankful for the role of motherhood. But sometimes it’s not. Sometimes Mother’s Day can be…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

6 Ways to Prepare for Adoption

6 Ways to Prepare for Adoption

There we were in the aisles of Babies R Us, with our eyes glazed and palms sweaty, not sure at all whether to purchase baby supplies outright or register for them.  We only had three weeks to turn an empty room into a nursery fit for the princess we were adopting and had no idea…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

10 Prayers for Your Adoption Journey
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10 Prayers for Your Adoption Journey

The word adoption makes me smile every time. It makes me want to settle into a deep conversation and share my heart over a cup of coffee. I love encouraging families to open their mind and heart to the possibility of an adopted child! If we were sitting in a dimly lit Starbucks together, first…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

How You Know You’re Ready to Adopt

How You Know You’re Ready to Adopt

Adoption is beautiful and it never ceases to amaze me how God hand-picks and unites families together.  To me, it’s a tangible expression of God’s love for all involved. Adoption has changed my life and my heart by making me a mom to babies who desperately needed a forever family. But Hubs and I weren’t…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

FAQ About Private Adoption

FAQ About Private Adoption

When we started on our adoption journey, I had no idea what to expect and had a ton of questions, with no one to answer.  At that time, the only adoption I was somewhat familiar with was through an agency, and the whole term ‘private adoption’ intimidated me a great deal. About Sarah Ann Sarah…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

How I’m Failing My Kids
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How I’m Failing My Kids

It’s been a tough week in our house.  It’s been a week of pinkeye, double ear infections, more pinkeye, tantrums, more pinkeye, mom’s monstrous cold, and still more pinkeye.  Yep, to say this mama has been frazzled, well that’s putting it mildly! We’ve been caged in the house, me and my littles, for an entire…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

Our Miracle Adoption Story

Miracle, as defined by dictionary.com, is “an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God.” Have you ever experienced a miracle in your life? Something that you knew, without a shadow of a doubt, was filtered by the hands of the Lord and that could only be explained as a miracle because…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

Coping with Infertility
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Coping with Infertility

The life I always imagined for myself included being a mom. There was never a question in my mind whether or not I wanted kids, it was always “how many”.  I remember playing with dolls as a little girl and dreaming of the future family I knew I would have. Secretly I thought my grown-up…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

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Meet the Family

   Meet Hubs Considering we met and married within a year, he MUST be amazing!  Not only is he still my Prince Charming after a decade of marital bliss (or something like that), but he is one of the most diligent people I have ever met.  Working full time to bring home the majority of…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.

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Our Story: The Short Version

Why Faith Along the Way?   The past ten years of my life have been a roller coaster of joy, suffering and change, all which were filtered through the Lord’s hands. While still newlyweds, Hubs was diagnosed with cancer, which came back again a year and a half later.  Desiring to start a family soon after…

About Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a perfectly imperfect wife and mother, and is thankful for the saving grace of the Lord. When she’s not busy folding yet another load of laundry or comforting a crying child, she enjoys studying God’s Word, writing, and spending time with authentic friends. She's passionate about equipping women to live with intentional faith, family, home, and habits at Proverbs31Mentor.com. Join her for biblical encouragement and practical lifestyle tips to help you live on mission for the glory of God.