Motherhood

Mothering is Supposed to be Both Messy and Sweet (and So Are You!)

I spend a lot of time talking about the sticky parts of motherhood. That’s mostly because I’m all about showing my junk. I show my junk so you know you’re not the only one with junk. Motherhood IS sticky, there’s no doubt about that, but it’s also beautiful, right? I have this kid, she’s a… Continue reading Mothering is Supposed to be Both Messy and Sweet (and So Are You!)

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