Ebola and Other Conversations We Didn’t Need When We Were Kids

Protecting My Children

Wash your hands. Why? Because I said so. Wash your hands! WHY? BECAUSE I SAID SO. WASH YOUR HANDS! WHHHHYYYYY? Because you don’t want to get Ebola. It was just the other day that I actually heard these exact words come out of my mouth. As with … [Continue reading]

How I’m Beating Compulsive-Project-Starteritis and Yes Girl Syndrome (Part II)

The Best Yes

I'm a little overwhelmed and a lot worn out. I'm drowning in the regrets of too many commitments. I dread saying yes but am too scared, too cowardly, too busy or too something to just be honest and  say no. I hope there's more to life … [Continue reading]

How I’m Beating Compulsive-Project-Starteritis and Yes Girl Syndrome (Part I)

How I Beat the Yes Girl Syndrome

Can I fill y'all in on something? I love to start projects. I don't know what it is--but if there's a 14-day or 30-day challenge for something, I'm all over it. And it's not just defined time projects, I love the challenge of starting just about … [Continue reading]

Library Lion and Other Go-to Books for Kids (and Kids at Heart)

Library Lion

This post feels a little strange to write considering my daughter is a teenager. However, as this year has been a bit of a struggle for us, we’ve realized something… No matter how old you are, sometimes you still need someone to read to you. Out … [Continue reading]

The Picture Perfect Family

The Picture Perfect Family

We recently ventured out into the wild (a.k.a. a local park) for our annual family photo shoot. If you've never paid a professional photographer to try and get picture perfect photos of a family of young kids, you haven't lived. Trying to wrangle … [Continue reading]

God’s Grace is Enough

God's Grace is Enough

We had been chatting about God for about thirty minutes - this stranger and I – when he realized the time and had to leave. As he packed his laptop and books away in his worn leather shoulder bag, he paused. Looking at me, he said, "You know … [Continue reading]