Our Mended Hearts: Restoring and Strengthening Family Relationships

"If you have ever thought, 'I wish I knew how to really talk to my mom, to my daughter,' Mended will be a gift. So often we allow years to pass, stuck in misunderstanding and brokenness simply because we don't know what to do or what to say. Mended will give you a place to begin."

Sheila Walsh, author of It's Okay Not To Be Okay

"Never again will you have to buy your mom a greeting card that says, 'I know I don't tell you enough how much I love you...'. I Love You, Mom! helps you express love, encouragement, exhortation, and kindness to the one who loved you first.

This mother-daughter duo have written a beautiful book to help us express exactly what makes our mama's so special."

Amy Lively, author of How to Love Your Neighbor Without Being Weird

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by!

We're a mom and daughter team with the help of our husbands and children and have southern roots. So welcome, ya!

We are talking about all things relationships! Relationships between mothers and daughters but it's bigger than that. Because there are men in our family too – our husbands, brothers, and sons. And boy are we grateful for them to balance us out!

We have a passion to help ourselves and families strengthen relationships. We believe that at the heart of family is "am"- I am for them and they are for me. We want to lift up each other in our family rather than wave our arms the highest for attention. We want to elevate what God is doing in families so that others see what it means to be a family in the natural sense but also in the family of God.

That's why we've written two resources just for families with the hope of more hopefully coming along. We believe that sharing our stories (and what we have seen or heard others share) is helpful for us to know that we’re not alone. We all struggle in different ways and at different times.

And maybe you just need to feel permission in your relationships to breathe and know that you haven't permanently messed up your relationships with parents, siblings, children, or a spouse. There is a way back through the dusty, rocky, and redemptive road that Jesus took to win us to him. That road is how we know there is life not just for us but our families too. If it weren't so, we wouldn't be here.

We hope you'll come by often and see what new things we have to share and pass along anything you want to share with us. We're "social" on social media, as much as we can be with our families, and we would love to hear from you!

Thanks for sharing your time with us. We hope that you feel that you have a wise mentor (Mom has a doctorate in counseling and she's so smart!) and a fellow mom (that's me!) to experience all the emotions of mothering with kids still under your roof.

Welcome to our landing spot! Make yourself at home... We are, after all, women who love to offer hospitality. Let us know if there's anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable.

With ,

Blythe and Helen

More about Blythe and Helen

Blythe Daniel is a literary agent and marketer with 20 plus years' experience in publishing. She is a speaker at writer's conferences and is interviewed for podcasts and webinars. She has written for Christian Retailing, CCM Magazine, and Focus on the Family publications, and directed marketing for Thomas Nelson Publishers. Her passion is helping authors share their unique stories. The daughter of Dr. Helen McIntosh, she lives in Colorado with her husband and three children.

Dr. Helen McIntosh (EdD, Counseling Psychology) is a counselor, speaker, educator, and has authored books on self-image and conflict resolution: Messages To Myself and Eric, Jose & The Peace Rug®. Her work has appeared in several national outlets including Guideposts, ParentLife, and HomeLife magazines. She resides in Dalton, Georgia with her husband Jim. They have two children, including Blythe McIntosh Daniel, and are grandparents five times over.

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Mended

by Blythe Daniel & Dr. Helen McIntosh

I Love You, Mom

by Blythe Daniel & Dr. Helen McIntosh

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Reputation of High Value by Blythe Daniel

Reputation of High Value

May 5, 2022

There’s something far more important for mothers than what you produce or possess. Though you can check off a long list of accomplishments and see all your hands have made, what you are remembered for is your good name. Some people see you out there in the world, but your family sees the heart of who you are.

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Mom is Steadfast

Steadfast

May 5, 2022

A mother is most often undone when her children are fixated on something in a store and they are at a complete standstill. Unmovable. Not wanting to follow you away from what they are laser-focused on. Perhaps their cries spill forth to match your internal ones. Their gaze is on what they want, while yours is on them. They stand their ground, and in those moments you feel yours is shaken.

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The Gift of Moms by Blythe Daniel

The Gift of Moms

May 5, 2022

Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. Buy truth, and do not sell it; buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding. The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; He who fathers a wise son will be glad in him. Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.
Proverbs 23:22-25, ESV

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