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Whole-hearted Praise

October 11, 2016 In June, I walked into my dad’s room in the intensive care unit to find him sleeping in the chair next to his bed. more »»

Walking Boldly

April 18, 2016 God set me on a path, and I’ve fought Him every step. Years ago, He started prodding my heart about homeschooling. more »»

Slowing Down

January 26, 2016 I just wrote an email to a friend that was hard to write. Every winter for years, we have spent Saturday nights drinking wine, laughing and talking while our husbands and kids skied together. more »»

What Homeschooling Is Teaching Me

December 14, 2015 One of the biggest arguments against homeschooling is that kids aren’t socialized well when they sit and learn all day with their mom. I see the point. more »»

The Decade That Starts With 'F'

November 10, 2015 My cup is overflowing. Today is my birthday, and my family spoiled me. My husband took the day off work so we could go furniture shopping all da. more »»

You Want to Do What Again? A Homeschool Dilemma

October 6, 2015 My son threw me for a loop, and boy, did it send me reeling. Before I tell you what he said, I need to catch you up on our school saga, Cliffs Notes version. It’s a little crazy, so hang o. more »»

Don't Blame Boys

July 14, 2015 My daughter is a screamer. She is so loud that our neighbors said they knew it was spring when they heard her screaming outside. I apologized because I was embarrassed and laughed because it was true. more »»

Grandma's Legacy

May 7, 2015 Grandparents, I hope you know how special you are. You fill a role in that little person’s life that no one else can fil. more »»

Do You Hear the Whisper, Too?

April 1, 2015 This month, I got a couple freelance writing jobs, where I was asked to interview and write biographies about some people who have extraordinary careers. more »»

Play Date With a Stranger

March 4, 2015 A few months ago on a typical weekday, I had just put my sons on the school bus and remembered the wet clothes I’d left in the washer all night. more »»

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

January 12, 2015 “The most wonderful time of the year,” as the famed Andy Williams Christmas song says, is over. Now it’s just winter, the most dreary time of the yea. more »»

An Anniversary To Be Thankful For

November 4, 2014 This fall marks my nine-year anniversary as a stay-at-home mom. more »»

"I'll Pray for Y'all"

October 3, 2014 My husband and I traveled “down south” twice this month. His employer has asked us to move to Nashville, and we’re checking out schools and houses. more »»

A Simple, Pinterest-less Summer

September 3, 2014 The best thing I did this past summer was I just said “no” to Pinterest. Before school let out, I had that panicky my-kids-will-be-home-24/7 feeling we all get in May. more »»

Homeschooling: The Year I'll Never Regret

July 8, 2014 I made it through my first year of homeschooling. I cried a little, laughed a lot and danced around the kitchen to loud music when math became overwhelming and we needed a good belly laugh. more »»

Not Your Grandma's Spring Cleaning

May 2, 2014 It’s spring! The quickest way for me to tell is that, in my neighborhood, as soon as the temperature rises above the point where you can see your breath, the streets are lined with runners wearing... more »»

The Middle Pool Moms

March 4, 2014 Our community pool is divided into three parts: the baby pool, the middle pool and the lap pool. A few summers ago, I spent long days with my toes dipped into the unusually warm baby pool. more »»

I Don't Freak Out Anymore

January 7, 2014 On Dec. 31, my husband lost his job. There was a time in our marriage when I would have been in full-on freak-out mode within hours of hearing that news. more »»

Our Budget Is Small But Our Hearts Are Generous

December 4, 2013 I’m a gift giver so I love giving at Christmastime. I carefully peruse aisle after aisle in search of treasures my friends and family will lov. more »»

The Ungrateful Child

November 4, 2013 Confession: I just fluffed the Halloween bucket to make it look fuller without the Kit Kats. The kids will never know. more »»



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