Monthly Archives: May 2013

I need to tell you where I’m going.

I need to tell you where I’m going.

Some of you won’t want to hear this. Some of you will. Some of you will be angry. Some of you will rejoice. I realize I run the risk of alienating some friends and family if I expose just where it is that this journey is taking me. And for those of you who haveRead More

A Simple Toddler Prayer for an El-Cheapo Swingset

A Simple Toddler Prayer for an El-Cheapo Swingset

My favorite part about tucking my toddler in each night (other than disciplining her multiple times for running out of her bedroom) is caressing her soft, smooth, round cheeks. I talk to her in a low voice, and wish her sweet dreams. The lights are very dim, but I can still see her liquid blueRead More

One of the Most Beautiful Births I’ve Ever Witnessed

One of the Most Beautiful Births I’ve Ever Witnessed

“You’re going to what?!” I believe this was my initial reaction (internally) several years ago when my sister said she wanted to adopt. And not an infant, a middle-school age boy, a couple of years younger than her youngest. It was something God was calling her to do, though, and I couldn’t argue with that.Read More

The End of My WAHM/SAHM Season

The End of My WAHM/SAHM Season

This isn’t really an announcement so much as it is an explanation. Back in March 2012, I opted out of the workforce, leaving my job as director of communications for a statewide non-profit to stay home with my girls (then ages 10 months and two years). I’ve chronicled the ups, the downs, my insecurities andRead More

The Sexiest Thing My Husband’s Ever Said to Me

The Sexiest Thing My Husband’s Ever Said to Me

If you’re like me, when you latch on to a new hobby, you bite down…hard. You’re all consumed with dabbling in your new craft, often at the expense of family and friends. Lately, I can’t seem to pry my camera from my hand. I just keep snapping and snapping and snapping…and I’m sure it’s fairlyRead More

Why You Should Take Your Children into Public

Why You Should Take Your Children into Public

Until recently, I avoided taking my girls out in public as much as possible. Too stressful. Too scary. Too many factors outside my control. What if they ran off in a parking lot and got run over? Or kidnapped? What if they wander off in a crowded store? What if we get in a carRead More