Hi Ladies, I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! We witnessed an exquisitely mesmerizing fireworks show over the water. My daughter hasn't stopped talking about it all week! Remember seeing fireworks for the first time? Or your first taste of ice cream? Most of...

Last week I took my two older daughters to see "The Sound of Music" at the Kennedy Center in downtown D.C. It was a beautifully done show and the girls came home singing all the songs, including "A Few of My Favorite Things." Last week...

A blessedly brief Monday meditation on parenting and the psalms, for us weary mommas in the thick of summer vacation, 100% humidity, squabbling siblings and selective hearing. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he...

We all know how easy it is to whip up healthy, homemade food while a toddler is screaming and pulling on our legs and our four year old is coloring with crayons on the refrigerator. Piece of cake! What I really want to share with you in...

“I’m a princess, mama!” “Yes you are, sweet girl. Do you know why you’re a princess?” “Because God is a King!” “That’s right. God is your Dada in heaven and he is a King! You are his daughter so that makes you a princess.” “I’m a princess!” “Yes, darling girl....

During the month of June I have been reading through the book of Proverbs and recently came upon this verse, "the ants are a people not strong, yet they provide their food in the summer" (Proverbs 30:25). These little industrious insects aren't strong but they...

Here’s a little story that doesn’t speak to well about my parenting: around the time my daughter was three and my son was eight, one my daughter got up and asked for orange juice to be served in a champagne flute, right about the time...

I hid in my room tonight while my children ate dinner. Why? Because for the hour prior to that, our home was filled with the sounds of unkindness at various volume levels, from normal, to maximum screaming for effect, including one unholy growl and a very...

About the time Jude our third son was beginning to be formed by the hands of a loving eternal Father, tucked away safely in my womb, cancer was growing in the body of our first born Jeremiah, still unknown to us. The beginning of two very different stories that...

Hello Ladies! I hope your summer is in full swing and that you’re reading this while slathered in sunscreen, watching your kids splash water everywhere. I absolutely love summer. As a person who’s always ready for a break in humdrum routine, summer feels gloriously languid...