Tonight, my four year old said she didn't want to live with me anymore. Tonight, my four year old picked her new family, said she'd pack her toys and that she'd be ok to go live with her friends. Tonight, my four year old proved that kids are hurtful and cruel and not capable of… Continue reading Parenting Is a Process
Something I find myself saying nearly every day is, "Why is life so hard? Why is this so difficult?" Sometimes its brought about by a fight with one of my kids. Sometimes it's brought about by a can falling off a shelf. Big and little, nothing comes easily lately. So i find myself often uttering… Continue reading Held
When Big Easy was born, we had a party to celebrate him, and many of our friends came and signed a canvas of prayers for him. One friend said, "We pray you inherit your mama's genuine honesty." At first, I wondered if it was a backhanded slight, but the more I have read it, I… Continue reading I Wish
Last week, my husband encouraged me to take a "mommy sabbatical." For seven days, I stayed in the cute little town of Saratoga, WY. I slept, I read, I prayed, I swam, I took advantage of the town's free hot springs. It was delightful. With just my littlest with me, I was truly able to… Continue reading Friday Favorites: Small Great Things
Two months ago, I gave birth to our third child. It was a scheduled c-section. Along with the surgery and giving birth to a new life, it brought about so many changes in our family - both immediate and extended. There were issues that came to light that someday I'll discuss. There are body issues… Continue reading Starting a New Chapter
Today is Good Friday. For those who aren't familiar with the Christian religion or have never understood this, it's a big deal for those of us who call ourselves followers of Jesus Christ. Today is the day we celebrate that Jesus willingly died for our transgressions, taking the punishment we deserved on our behalf. This… Continue reading Why Is It Good?