Motherhood

The One Thing Moms Need to Remain Sane: The Mom Non-Negotiable

Yesterday I remembered it was costume day at dance and today I remembered to send Halloween candy to school. Also, I don’t want to brag, but I signed the field trip form WITHOUT a reminder text from the teacher. So, you see, I remember things. I’m basically a parenting expert. Anyone need discipline tips? Seriously… Continue reading The One Thing Moms Need to Remain Sane: The Mom Non-Negotiable

Motherhood, My Kids

An Open Letter to My Oldest: Being Your Mother is a Pleasure

I woke up today and my husband told me that it was our oldest daughter's birthday. He says she turns 7 today. And, I just don't understand how this could be true. How can this be real? Seven? Really? But she was just born last week. It was just last week that I rocked her… Continue reading An Open Letter to My Oldest: Being Your Mother is a Pleasure

Faith, Motherhood

Saint Maximilian Kolbe: How to Take One, Tiny Step Toward Sainthood

What do you know about Kolbe? If you're like me, the answer is not very much. I mean, I knew that Kolbe was the guy that volunteered to die at Auschwitz in place of another prisoner, but not much beyond that. I listened to an interview with one of Kolbe's fellow prisoners recently. This prisoner and… Continue reading Saint Maximilian Kolbe: How to Take One, Tiny Step Toward Sainthood

Faith, Motherhood

The Missing Ballet Shoe Debacle of 2017

We just got home from a week long family retreat (with Domestic Church) in Arkansas. It was a spiritually renewing week for all of us. Marvin and I especially walked away ready to re-commit to our Domestic Church promises and ready to really put the time in with and for God. Since we've been home… Continue reading The Missing Ballet Shoe Debacle of 2017

Motherhood, Real Talk

You Win Some, You Lose Some

Have you been wondering how life with 4 kids is? Wondering how we are handling the transition? No? Well, I'm going to tell you anyway: it's hard. I thought it would be no big deal, but it's a deal. Maybe not a big one, but a "deal" nonetheless. It's not "become a mom" hard or… Continue reading You Win Some, You Lose Some