About Me

I’m a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. And a child of God. And I’m most thankful for that.

I’m married to a wonderful man, who doesn’t mind my crazy habits, silly quirks, moody moments, and “I don’t feel like doing housework today” days. He’s my best friend. We’ve been married for 12 years.  It seems like forever…..and I mean that in a good way!

God has blessed us with 3 amazing kids. Who are more like us then I ever imagined possible. (And I mean some of our good attributes, too……..and yes, we do have some of those!) We’re trying to raise our kids to know and love our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Our oldest boy is 9.  He’s growing up too fast. They all are, but I think I notice it most with him, because every stage is new. He’s very tender-hearted and hates to see anyone hurting. He’s also probably the most like me, with his flair for the dramatic, and his tendency to get stressed about the little things. We’re working on that–both him and me!

Our next boy is 7. He has a sweet spirit, and always want to make people happy. He’s always making me little cards and slipping them onto my lap, or under the door. He also has a quick temper–but we’re working on that, too.

Our little girl is 5, and she thinks she’s a little diva. Tell her she looks pretty, and her reply is “I know that”. And yes, we’re working on that, too! She brings the pink to our lives that we hoped for, but never thought we would have.

We live in Nova Scotia, Canada, in our little house, with our  dog and  cat. We’re crowded, but we’re happy. Everyday is a new adventure. We have a wonderful church family, great friends, and family close by.

I’ve named my blog “Pressing on Toward the Goal”, because that is what I’m doing. I have the ultimate goal in sight, but it’s not an easy road to get there. Of course, Jesus never told us that following Him would be easy. It’s certainly not floating on toward the goal! Pressing on–it’s what we’re doing, and I’m so glad we are!
Philippians 3:12-14
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take ahold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.


6 Responses to “About Me”

  1. jpslauen Says:

    Is this your new “about me” page? it’s very good…so if this isn’t the new one, I’m excited to see it 🙂

  2. hileud Says:


    I live in Bali, Indonesia and am new to blogging.

    My English is still not very good, but I keep trying to make it better. I am very interested in poetry and write some myself, (mainly in my own language – sometimes in English, but that’s still hard for me).

    I like your writing very much and would love to stay in touch with you, both to share my writings and improve my own skills. I hope you don’t mind, or think me rude.

    Best wishes…

  3. tara Says:

    Kim — Thanks so much for your comment. 🙂 I’m not much of a commenter either, but I love reading your posts and others’. Anyway, thanks for reading, and for sharing your thoughts and all! And I love your layout! 🙂

  4. thediaperdiaries Says:

    I like your blog. I have a 3 year old “diva” too.

  5. tara Says:

    Oh, that’s depressing! 😦 I hope you get it soon! It is soooooo good. I was surprised mine came so quickly. Maybe it takes a little longer because I think you said you live in Canada… Who knows…

    Thanks so much for your encouragement! I always love reading your posts and comments and all also. Have a beautiful day! 🙂

  6. realworldmartha Says:

    I am starting a blog as a Christian Mom who is just wanting to share ideas and tips as God has created us to work (as I tell my son we are all parts of God’s watch each important) together. I am looking forward to meeting other moms who are time and/or money deprived. I am a real world Martha S. 🙂

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