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Moms, You Need a Mom Squad!

Moms, You Need a Mom Squad!

Here’s your PSA for the day: Parenting is tough. Really tough. Don’t go it alone. When my children were little, I didn’t make a lot of time for friends. With the lack of sleep and chasing toddlers all day, it… Read more →
Thoughts for My Children

Thoughts for My Children

My beloved, this: Stand up for those who can’t defend themselves.  This world says to put yourself first.  God says to put others first (Philippians 2:3).  This is especially important when you see someone being mistreated, discarded, or used.  Unborn… Read more →
Not the World’s Best Mom

Not the World’s Best Mom

Whenever I hear someone declare that a particular woman they know and love is the best mom in the world, I have mixed emotions. I think it’s nice that’s what they feel about her, but it also makes me squirm.… Read more →
Kindergarten Carnage and Some Ways to Ease the Chaos

Kindergarten Carnage and Some Ways to Ease the Chaos

Kindergarten. I have lots of thoughts about this “first” for both my son and I.  Yes, there were tears and sadness and oh-my-gosh-everything-has-changed panic. But I expected those aspects in a way. What I didn’t except? The complexity and paperwork,… Read more →
Airplanes, Lawn Chairs, and a Milk Shake

Airplanes, Lawn Chairs, and a Milk Shake

Our car was full of giggles, chatter, and joyful squeals on our ride home from the restaurant. We had just celebrated our daughter’s 12th birthday with two of her closest friends. The wait staff dressed in costumes and interacted in… Read more →
Catch ‘Em

Catch ‘Em

I woke up last week with the familiar feeling of dread for the day ahead. Who was going to have a two hour meltdown today? Could I keep my cool when they fought over twisty straws? How guilty and failing… Read more →
A Good Parent Two Days a Week

A Good Parent Two Days a Week

My five year old son, I dare say, is the most optimistic extrovert I’ve encountered.  Jake is so fun and energetic and talkative.  He requires little sleep and lots of people and can’t get enough hugs. And he exhausts me… Read more →
The Greatest Gift I Can Give My Kids

The Greatest Gift I Can Give My Kids

I can teach my girls a lot of great life lessons. I can teach them manners. To love their bodies. To stick up for the bullied. To love everyone. To respect their elders. To open doors and give up their… Read more →
Steak-‘n-Slide Bravery

Steak-‘n-Slide Bravery

It was a chilly January evening and our three year old son, Jake, was climbing the walls from a day indoors.  My swollen baby-belly sucked any motivation to lower myself to the floor to play Legos or waddle toward the… Read more →
Four Confessions of a Horrible After-School Mom

Four Confessions of a Horrible After-School Mom

I have been guilty of being a horrible after-school mom. These are my confessions. If you want your children to glide in on clouds, harps a strummin’, sweet cherub-cheeks a smilin’, and bless you with their compliance, gratitude, soft voices,… Read more →
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