Recently my two and a half year old son has really gotten into read-aloud time. Whenever we are at home, he runs to the bookshelf, grabs a book and chooses a member of the family to read to him. Given that there are five people...

I was a helicopter pilot in my former life. And for the first four years of my daughter’s life, I wrestled with what that meant for our family. God is gracious though, and I love that part of our story now, marveling at the beauty...

It has been a hard day. My toddler dumped out an entire container of baking powder with a whole bag of coffee grounds and created his own special "$8 art project" on my kitchen counter. While I was cleaning up this mess and mourning the...

What is it about beginnings anyway? Such a two-sided coin: all the anticipation of what good may come, with the shadows of doubt, dread, and despair lingering nearby; always poised to creep closer, frenemies forever willing to help us "keep it real." SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD...

Hi Ladies, Welcome back to reality! It's the second week of January and we're all likely back to our daily routines with hopefully a few New Year's resolutions still going strong. I'm so excited to be here with my friend, Laura Taggart, a gifted marriage and family...

Happy New Year ladies! My husband and I like to begin our projected New Year’s resolutions in December. That way, we can try them on for size to see if we love them or hate them before January. Beginning New Year’s resolutions in December also...

"Mommy, did you see me?" my nine year old daughter asked expectantly as she ran up the stairs after her gymnastics class. She has been working hard on perfecting her back walk-over and wanted to know if I saw that today she had finally nailed...

If I am being honest, I didn’t want to write this today. In the face of a new year, I have been praying for weeks now for a theme to carve out for the next 365 days. Instead, all I could think about is how...

I took the ornaments from our Christmas tree one by one. I threw away cookie crumbs and wrapping paper, vacuuming up the disposable elements of Christmas in our home, all the while contemplating the decrescendo from a major day of celebration. A couple of days of...

I took the hand-made houses that my Grandmother cross-stitched with yarn out of the box as we began to place them on the mantle. It was her "Christmas village" - a delightful little community including a church, store, and homes that she would display each...