As a Christian woman who led a fulfilled and joyful single life for many years, I’m passionate about teaching my daughter that God’s greatest purpose for her… Read more “Dear Daughter, You Don’t Have To Be a Wife and Mama”
Ten Tips for Surviving Bed Rest
I’m finishing week eight on bed rest. I have one more to go before the next ultrasound, which we hope will bring good news. I was on… Read more “Ten Tips for Surviving Bed Rest”
Some Days, Motherhood Is Just Trying To Make It Till Bedtime
I was honored to publish a piece on Her View From Home! Dear Mama, Raising little ones is hard. Rewarding. Hilarious. And often lonely. But you’re not… Read more “Some Days, Motherhood Is Just Trying To Make It Till Bedtime”
“Stop Licking the Wall” and Other Mama Phrases
“Stop licking the wall!” I recently overheard an exasperated mama say this to her pre-schooler. We were touring a salt mine in Krakow, Poland. Our guide had… Read more ““Stop Licking the Wall” and Other Mama Phrases”
Am I Teaching my Kids About God?
Am I teaching my kids enough about God? Are they absorbing anything I say? Am I setting the right example for their spiritual growth? I’m guessing most… Read more “Am I Teaching my Kids About God?”
What does your silverware drawer say about you?
I recently gave up trying to keep my silverware drawer organized. I was rushing to unload the dishwasher, trying to move all knives and other potentially harmful… Read more “What does your silverware drawer say about you?”
Family Life is a Gladiator’s Arena
“Mama, you forgot to take the skin off!” wailed my four-year old daughter as she held out the piece of apple with the offensive “skin” still in… Read more “Family Life is a Gladiator’s Arena”
What’s a “Stay-at-Home” Parent To Do?
What is stay-at-home parenting supposed to look like? This is a question I’ve wrestled with almost non-stop for the past two years. We see such different examples around us,… Read more “What’s a “Stay-at-Home” Parent To Do?”
Should I believe in my kids’ impossible dreams?
I’m a sucker for a good inspirational story. I always love the underdog. I get chills when I watch a movie about someone who goes after the impossible… Read more “Should I believe in my kids’ impossible dreams?”
Missionary Parenting – A Balancing Act
5:30 AM – alarm rings…just a few more minutes…Titus was up again last night…so sleepy…5:35 – Nope, no more sleeping; I’m up! I’ve learned with parenting a 3-year old… Read more “Missionary Parenting – A Balancing Act”