102-01-1My guest for Happy Hour #102 is Alaina Mayes. Alaina is a single mother of twin girls who writes, teaches, and serves as a Plexus ambassador. Even though she’s busy teaching and mothering her babes, she also shares her heart on her blog and writes for ThriveMoms, MochaKid! Magazine, and frequently contributes to other publications as a guest writer.

In today's show, we talk about her life as a single mother and the challenges and pressures she feels. She shares about the season of growth and maturation she's experiencing now, living on her own (plus two little precious humans) for the first time in her life. And finally, we chat about her job as an elementary teacher. If you have elementary children, make sure you stick around to hear the ways that teachers feel the most blessed by parents.

I think you'll enjoy hearing Alaina's story and how God has sustained and persevered her as she as endured the valleys.

{You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

Links from the Show

Morning and Evening by Charles H. Spurgeon + Draw the Circle by Mark Batterson + The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson + Every Bitter Thing is Sweet by Sara Hagerty

What Alaina is loving: her season of life, being a mom and Plexus

Connect with Alaina

Twitter // Instagram


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