When You’re Not The Mom You Want To Be

I have not been the mom I want to be today...not at all. I am so tired. I am increasingly resentful of all the care my children require. I am overwhelmed by a week that seems like it Just. Won't. End. It feels like there is not enough coffee in the world. The floors are sticky. The bathroom is a crime scene. There is...Read More

How To Turn Around A Bad Day

It has been a tough few weeks around here. Like, really tough. Both of my children are off. The time change certainly didn't help, but the reality is that we were already a hot mess long before we lost that hour. My oldest has been having complications from his chronic illness. Mouth sores and rashes and things that are just generally not fun for...Read More

When I Don’t Know How To Help My Child

It was 4 o'clock in the afternoon when it started. My son had been outside, working on a pond project in our backyard. He came inside, clearly overheated and tired. About 30 minutes later, he began speaking really fast, in sentences that didn't quite make sense. He kept talking, in an endless stream of consciousness, looking a little panicked - as if he knew...Read More

Questions I Asked As A New Christian

I was 30 years old. A new mom and a brand new Christian. Having a baby really does change everything, doesn't it? For me, it certainly did. Jesus rocked my entire world, four months after I became a momma. Being 30, and new to this whole church thing was honestly, just plain weird. There were so many things I didn't understand about the new...Read More

What Faith Looks Like When You Are A Mom

I am preparing to speak next week about 'Faith and Fear in Motherhood'. As I have prayed about what to say and how to say it, one thing keeps occurring to me - Faith looks nothing like the pretty picture I have in my head. The longer I am a mom, the more I realize that faith, every day, is less about the rules...Read More