Meeting people for the first time as a 34-year-old mom of three children five years old and younger, two of which are the same glorious age of three, and those two three year olds are boys, is just hard. I liken parenting three-year-old boys to this scenario: two wobbly men on stilts holding two full… Continue reading Where are the CRAZY mom stories in the Bible?
The days can become ordinary and bland when we lose sight of the importance and value in each one. We can easily start throwing some sardines into the oatmeal when we let bitterness linger. We can toss some soured milk into the bowl when we start comparing our lives to someone else’s only.
If you are a regular reader or friend, you know our twin story, you know it’s one of grace and mercy, sprinkled with surprise and hope. Deep down I wanted twins as a young mom. But you can’t really put your order in for what you want – so I kept it on my heart. And… Continue reading My Top Tips For Surviving Twins
Over 10 years ago I was a barista working at Starbucks about to take on my first “have I actually made it?!” job as an editor for Neiman Marcus (…wait for it…) catalogs. I made sure the little letter that describes the item you want matched the actual picture of it. It was a relatively… Continue reading Motivated by food.
Since only you know your personality and desperation levels, we’ve designated each one by level of difficulty, effort or ruthlessness. Go get your alone time, mamas!
Well, confession. Toddlers are not my jam. Newborns, nursing infants, high-chair-bound babies, early toddlers who I can dress with no resistance, and preschoolers in school – these are my favorite kind of kids. And by favorite, of course I mean, the most manageable. Interaction that demands my attention and strategy is not my jam. Give… Continue reading To Shepherd or Shout: My quest toward good parenting grows more complex
Most things in life have to start somewhere. I see this all the time with work especially. I’m an Independent Writer (thanks to my brother-in-law for tweaking my title from freelance to independent. Sounds fancier.) who finds time somewhere in the middle of wiping hineys and making dinner to touch base with the nether-world of… Continue reading Where Do I Begin? (An answer to a great question I was recently asked)