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Baby Steps – Making Peace with Slow Progress

Fresh out of college, idealistic and somewhat naive, I had a post-conference wish. I hoped that Monday morning at work, after the weekend event, my face would be all shiny like Moses. My co-workers would bask in the glow and ask, “Lynn, what is this glorious light emitting from your countenance? ” It would open a door […]

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Why I Love Groot – Just A Spark

  We took the family out to the movies. Given the fact that we have two teenage boys and seeing that I’m the only girl, it’s not surprising we saw Guardians of the Galaxy. The boys loved the movie. My husband loved the old cassette-era tunes. And I fell in love with Groot. Don’t get […]

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Good Shepherd

I’m one of the 99. I stay in the fold. I prefer the safety here. I’m not the sheep who leaves and gets lost out in the world. I pride myself in knowing I’ve never sent the Shepherd out into the cold dark night to search me. “I’m such a good sheep.  I make it […]

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Back to School Mom Rant

Back to school BASH! Another school year has just begun and I’m already exhausted. I spent the weekend searching for the last three items on the school supply list that are nowhere to be found in the Austin metropolitan area, all the while grumbling about those better moms who finished their school shopping in July […]

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Waiting For Morning

Over the course of my life, interactions with the alarm clock on my bedside table looked like this: 6:30am 6:39am 6:48am 6:57am 7:06am Wait, what? 7:06am!   AAAAAAAHHHHHH! My college roommate nicknamed me the Snooze Queen. I remember wondering as a tired mother of preschoolers if I’d be happy when my kids were teenagers who wanted […]

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