I haven't eaten a healthy meal in a week. I have seven baskets of laundry stacked on my dresser to be folded. My floor needs vacuumed in the most serious way. I don't remember the last time my kids had a bath. It's Vacation Bible School week! This is my first year as part of … Continue reading VBSBrain is Real
My youngest son is an enigma. He's logic paired with extreme emotion and quirky paired with excessive routine. He's smart, funny and as frustrating as he is endearing. I can say all of this because it's true and because I'm his mother. I love him fiercely, without question, yet he still leaves me shaking my … Continue reading Slow Down
My oldest daughter is a bit dramatic. Who am I kidding, she's a full-fledged drama queen. She can throw attitude with the teenagers and shoot looks that rival some of the best moms out there. She's sassy and stubborn and she keeps me on my toes. I'm accustomed to knock down, drag out tantrums when … Continue reading Cupcakes and Barbies
Recently, Satan has been working over time in my life. He’s stealing the joy in long days with my children. He’s encouraging frustration over fun and he derives excitement when I lose my patience. In my writing he’s stalling my efforts, telling me I’m not good enough and won’t meet my goals. He’s curbing my … Continue reading Hush, Satan!
This past weekend my family took a mini vacation to my hometown, about three and a half hours away. We spent our days visiting with family and friends, swimming, exploring the zoo and swimming some more. After four hours swimming outside on the final day, I was sure the kids would sleep most of the … Continue reading Hi! Water