Motherhood · Prayer · Survival Mode

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… Continue reading When You’re Not The Mom You Want To Be

Autism · Dyslexia · Homemaking · Lupus · Prayer

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… Continue reading How To Turn Around A Bad Day

Autism · Depression · Dyslexia · Homemaking · Homeschooling · Parenting · Prayer · Survival Mode

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,… Continue reading When I Don’t Know How To Help My Child

Church · Divorce · Grace · Prayer · Redemption

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… Continue reading Questions I Asked As A New Christian

Church · Family · Friendships · Grace · Homemaking · Homeschooling · Prayer

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… Continue reading What Faith Looks Like When You Are A Mom

Autism · Grace · Grief · Parenting · Prayer

Why I Write About My Son’s Autism

When my son was first diagnosed with autism, I was sure the diagnosis alone would give us options and resources. Prior to diagnosis, he was often dismissed and so was I. For years I heard – He needs more discipline. Just make him wear shoes. He’ll get over it. He needs to work harder, do… Continue reading Why I Write About My Son’s Autism

Church · Family · Grief · Prayer · Stepfather

To The Single Mom At Christmas

Dear Single Mom, I have been thinking of you since Thanksgiving. As Christmas gets closer and closer, I have been praying for your heart. This time of year is hard for you, I know. I was a single mom for almost five years. My sister was for seven. And my mother has been a single… Continue reading To The Single Mom At Christmas