Find Grace in the Middle of the Mess

Guys, I’ve been quiet for a while. And I’m sorry. The new year brought some resolutions – to be more present in each moment, to allow myself to practice some “self-care”, and to become an all-around healthier version of myself.  It brought a new job, with a shorter commute. It also brought a 2-year-old – … [Read more…]

Mary, Did You Know?

I know that I have said this before, but let me just start with this: I LOVE Christmas. Everything about it. The decorations, the lights, the cheer, the gifts, the giving, the gatherings, the traditions, and the music. My husband would probably ban the last part if he could but as soon as the tree … [Read more…]

Santa Won’t Be Visiting Us

Santa Wont Be Visiting Us

I know it is still a bit early but December is next month (and next week) which means Christmas will be here before we all know it. And no, I am not trying to rush past Thanksgiving – I would never dismiss a holiday where it is permissible (and even encouraged) to break out my … [Read more…]

I Prayed For You.

I Prayed For You

I prayed for you. I prayed for you way before I ever knew you. Way before I ever knew what love meant. Or felt like. Way before I ever knew how to give it. Or receive it. I prayed that God would give me a man who would love me. Who would encourage me and … [Read more…]

The Weight of Motherhood

The Weight of Motherhood

It all feels so heavy. The weight of being a mother; a parent.My daughter and I were in the bath tub, as we are every night. I scrubbed her little body; her adorable chubby arms. I washed her hair; stuck it up in a shampoo mohawk and we laughed like we always do. I lathered … [Read more…]

My Kind of Fairy Tale

The Kind of Love Story the World Needs to Hear

It really is quite remarkable. Lasting love. In a world where the average divorce rate is almost 50%. Where marriage is no longer just meant for a man and a woman before God. Where friends, or strangers for that matter, can pay a few bucks on the internet and suddenly be ordained to speak a binding … [Read more…]

A Father’s Love

A Father's Love - Why Fathers Are Just As Important as Mothers

I’m sure we have all heard the saying “a daughter needs a father to be the standard against which she will judge all men.” And in honor of Father’s Day this weekend, let me tell ya, I have VERY high standards. I am a product of an amazing Dad. I am a product of a … [Read more…]

Raising Little Girls

I remember my mom telling me that when she was pregnant with my brother and I, her mother asked “why would you bring children into this terrible world? Are you crazy?”. I used to think, “wow that is such an awful thing to say” but I totally get it now. The 80’s were a harsher … [Read more…]

Mom Blog: real struggles, real life

I’ve never been good with spoken words – just ask my husband. I’m one of those people that has a million thoughts, feelings and ideas in her head at any given second. But lacks any idea of how to actually express them, is full of feelings of fear that they will be rejected and constant … [Read more…]