This summer we took our five kiddos on a month-long road trip to see ten national parks. Most of the parks were impressive from the moment we drove into them. But our first day at Mt. Rainier was a huge disappointment.
Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and … More
“Don’t pull away! You’ll rip it! You have to come towards the problem to fix it.” My four year old … More
I’ve been a stay-at-home mom with a part-time job for almost 12 years now. It has felt a little odd, … More
Camping with small children might feel like more of a hassle than it’s worth, but the memories we have made … More
Whether the weather is getting to you or whether the “clouds” overhead look more like grief or anxiety, we all … More
Last year our Christmas tree fell over – well, got knocked over, really – right after we had finished decorating … More
We all want our lives to matter, and despite the deep meaningfulness of staying home with a new baby, toddlers, … More
“Here mom, you can have the rest of this. I’ve had enough.” It still shocks me every time. Somehow my … More
I am not good at “again.” All those parts of mommyhood that demand repeated attention – oh wait, that’s all … More
My mind jumps. ALWAYS. It jumps from laundry to a 6-year old’s question to a text message to Facebook to a … More
When we first started considering foster care, my first concern was about our own kids. How they would handle having “outsiders” in our home… how we would handle taking care of that many kids…
Now, having done a couple stints with respite, I don’t know how we would do it without them!
I recently watched my daughter’s middlish-aged ballet teacher (she isn’t much older than me, so I really don’t want to call … More
“Mommy, I had an accident!!” Strip the 4-year old, put her clothes and the rug in the washing machine, and … More
If you read my last post, then you may be a little peeved with me for leaving you hanging. Sorry … More