Losing Limbs and Finding Joy

Motherhood is a lifelong process of letting go. Tonight, my oldest is at his Senior prom, I may or may not have cried in the shower. Letting go is hard but it is a choice we make. In this Momologue (yes, I made that word up) I share my current musings on motherhood...

Hold the Baby- A Birthing Story for Christmas

It began on a Wednesday afternoon. On the way to the hospital, we stopped to visit our friends who were getting ready for mid-week service at Tree of Life Church. I figured we’d have a baby later that evening. But no, we were up all night sustained by old school...

Scrabble Saves Christmas

A mother’s work is never done, especially this time of year. Sometimes, the fun things we do for our families feel like unpaid overtime on top of a 40 hour week, or am I the only one who feels that way? I made Thanksgiving dinner last Thursday while the boys...

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...

4 Parenting Strategies I Would Never Recommend

Motherhood is demanding and it’s easy to get down on yourself.  When you wonder if you’re doing a good enough job, pick up a book of fairytales. Seriously, fairytale parents make anyone look good. I found four parenting strategies I would NEVER recommend in my study...

Cultivating Curiosity in Your Children

Children are naturally inquisitive although often at inopportune times. Over the years, I’ve found my boys’ curiosity peaks at bedtime. I’m happy to answer their questions but I am a little suspicious of the timing.    Questions are an opportunity...