7 07, 2016

Dear Mamas and Daddies of a Fiery Kid

By |2016-07-07T06:41:00+00:00July 7th, 2016|Motherhood|

I was the perfect mother before having kids. I remember thumbing through pregnancy and parenting books at Barnes and Noble while expecting our first baby—a girl. When stumbling across an expert piece on raising strong-willed children, I quickly placed it [...]

22 06, 2016

3 Summer Goals Worth Having

By |2016-06-22T06:30:27+00:00June 22nd, 2016|Lifestyle|

Since this is the first official week of summer—and since it’s already a million degrees outside—I thought I’d share some of our kid-friendly, family-friendly, and human-friendly goals for the summer. I use that word loosely, as we’ve been throwing out anything exceptionally [...]

16 06, 2016

Raw Thoughts on a Wild God

By |2016-06-16T06:33:45+00:00June 16th, 2016|Faith|

I had another post written for today, but it didn’t feel right. Heartbreaking news has been everywhere this week—in our cities, in our countries, in our world. Our homeland has been shaken by the senseless and horrific attacks in Orlando. [...]

2 06, 2016

My Hiding Place

By |2016-06-02T07:53:47+00:00June 2nd, 2016|Encouragement|

A few weeks ago, my kids—Hallie and Jack—locked eyes on a baby turtle who was stranded in the middle of the road in front of our house. They did what most kids would do; they panicked. They panicked and strategized [...]

6 05, 2016

14 Ways to Simplify Your Busy Life

By |2016-05-06T06:28:45+00:00May 6th, 2016|Lifestyle|

Confession: I’ve said the “B” word a lot lately… BUSY. Busy is our automated response to the question, “How are you?” Busy is the cultural norm of our society—along with being exhausted, stressed-out, and overwhelmed. Busy is addictive and, sometimes, self-imposed. [...]

25 04, 2016

He Started It

By |2016-04-25T14:36:22+00:00April 25th, 2016|Inspiration|

Hey you! Yes you on the other side of this screen. You with the coffee mug, taking a break from “the real world” by scrolling through social media. I was just wondering... Would you consider yourself creative? Maybe an artist [...]

7 04, 2016

The One About Real Life

By |2016-04-07T14:15:54+00:00April 7th, 2016|Life|

Sunlight poured through the kitchen windows and onto lazy breakfast crumbs still lingering on the table. I reheated my coffee, threw Jack’s pajamas in the hamper, and answered the beckoning ding of my phone. “So, last night?” the text read. [...]

24 03, 2016

Face the Storm

By |2016-03-24T13:51:19+00:00March 24th, 2016|Inspiration|

Ah, Spring Break. A reason to strap your kids in the car and listen to them repeatedly ask the universal question… Are we there yet? My husband and I seized the opportunity (and low gas prices) and headed toward the mountains for some [...]

4 03, 2016

8 Reasons to Believe

By |2019-09-20T20:34:52+00:00March 4th, 2016|Faith|

He planted a kiss on my cheek, gave me a grinning wink, and jumped onto an open-air boat that was headed across the increasingly gray ocean and into the darkness—with nothing but a wetsuit, flashlight, and an oxygen tank. Night diving.  My husband and I were both scuba certified over a decade ago at a [...]

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