I wrote the following words (from the depths of a fit of self pity) a couple of weeks ago, but didn't yet have the insight to complete the post. I humbly submit to you that I believe I have greater clarity now than I did then. As COVID-19 descends upon our world and we all… Continue reading Distancing Differently
I use cloth diapers, cloth napkins, homemade cleaners, reusable containers, and I line dry as much of our clothing as I can. From all appearances, I could be quite environmentally conscious, but the reality is that I am just cheap. Over time, all of these choices save money. I like knowing that I save a… Continue reading Environmentally Conscious, or Just Cheap?
This past weekend, Robert and I took the kids to Moody Gardens for a quick mini-vacation. I read somewhere that travel with kids is never a vacation, but rather a trip. So true. After a fun morning, I generously offered to handle nap time at the hotel so Robert could have some time by himself.… Continue reading The Lord Cares For Me (and My Children, Too!)
A few months ago, I asked our Dear Boy to do something, and he responded with defiance. Now, that's not unusual for us, but I had recently decided that I wanted to turn his focus toward God by addressing the sin at the heart of every misbehavior. I captured his little hands in mine, waited… Continue reading Saying Less
Recently, I have been a patient Mama to our Dear Boy. He is two and a half, and we feel the infamous terrible twos all the way to our toes. Still, I speak softly, extend grace, and offer gentle correction. Our LoveBug is a precious little girl, but she is still an infant, completely dependent upon… Continue reading A Quarrelsome Wife
Wow. It's been a long time, but for the best reason. We have a new little one around here, and she is a sweet, smiley little thing. Having two tiny tots has rocked our world, though. We're treading water, not even trying to swim, but I'm resting in the knowledge that I can't do it… Continue reading Whirlwinds of Change
Dropping the ball seems to be a theme in my life right now. I have a lot of things going on, and I feel like I am always failing somewhere. Right now, the dust accumulating in the corners of my home and the pile of dishes in the kitchen sink are showing me just how… Continue reading Dropping the Ball