Parenting

I’m a mom. I’m in the trenches of this glorious assignment. Sometimes it’s my favorite, and lots of times I am totally and completely out of my league. But raising eternal people and introducing them to an eternal God is unquestionably eternal work, and there’s little else I want more desperately to get right. So gleaning from (bunches) of other moms, desperately pouring over scriptures, and praying a lot sure does matter. I think sometimes we own too much. Sometimes we own the wrong things. And sometimes we just need to be reminded that these efforts that seem minuscule actually do ripple into eternity. So here… let’s rally together and speak the truth in love.

6 Anchors For Mom Life

6 Anchors For Mom Life

In my whole life, I have never been so simultaneously exhausted and filled to overflowing from the effort of raising my little people. So there are some anchors I cling to and would encourage you with, as Moms of eternal humans.

7 Things I Want My Daughter to Know

7 Things I Want My Daughter to Know

I wrote a post for my little men in 2014; that inspired this — a post for my daughter.  There are days that I look at our world in all of it’s glories and all of it’s gore and I think, this world of ours desperately needs women — great women.  Not instead of or...

The Gap

The Gap

I am pregnant. (!!!!!!!!)  Yes, that somewhat explains my silence — my sudden and irrefutable need for sleep has trumped, well, almost everything once my parenting duties are complete for the night.  And not surprisingly it has also inspired some reflection and...

Brave Little Boys

Brave Little Boys

I had an unexpected opportunity to address the subject of bravery at bath time the other night.  My 4 year old (who does NOT like water in his eyes) asked to take a shower (while he might not have thought that one through, I saw it as progress); so I made a deal with...

5 Ways Preschoolers Impact Our Lives

5 Ways Preschoolers Impact Our Lives

A massive appreciation for Disney and other animated movies.  I cried at Big Hero 6.  In the theater.  I wept along with my 2 year old who threw out his arms toward the big screen and yelled “NOOOOO!”  And you guys, everyone in the world can sing “Let it Go.” ...

Here’s Your Cape

Here’s Your Cape

There are some very real moments in life that are seriously blow your mind insanely deserving of credit for going above and beyond normal human capacities and into superhero status.  Seriously.  But usually no one notices and if they do the reaction is something...

Mom’s of Boys (MOB’s)

Mom’s of Boys (MOB’s)

I am a Mom of boys (MOB).  It’s straight crazy and I love it.  Moms of girls - I don’t think I fully understand your days.  Though I was a small girl once myself, I currently do not do dolls, quiet playtime (for more than 5 seconds), or meander through the zoo taking...

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

The story you are a part of does not start and end with your birth and death; rather, you are part of a series of life impacts.  Your decisions, priorities, values; your efforts — they go way beyond your own life.  Your value as an individual is tremendous, but your...

Crop Tops and Aging Gracefully

Crop Tops and Aging Gracefully

I have a love/hate relationship with fashion.  I LOVE scoping out all the draping flowy fabrics that make me want to spin a circle in my own living room (yes, I’m 33, girls will always love to spin).  Pinterest has made this fashion education experience even more...

Top 10 Life Changes of a New Parent

Top 10 Life Changes of a New Parent

I’ve never been so happy or so surprised by how things change when we have kids.  Moms, I hope you laugh.  Because amidst the deep, profound, sacrificial love that doesn’t feel like a sacrifice, we enjoy our glass of wine and giggles because it’s so fun to know that...

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