24 April

Springtime Snowball

Springtime Snowball

Here it comes… Just when snowballs have left our mind and our décor, here comes one last snowball. It is the snowball of Springtime. From here until the last school closes its doors and the last graduation party has taken place, almost every woman is getting ready to be overwhelmed by one thousand little things. […]

27 March

5 Things to do when you are losing your mind (Part 2)

5 Things to do when you are losing your mind (Part 2)

On Tuesday, I began a blog that I hope you will save on your phone or tuck into a file… one you can actually find again, of course! When circumstances feel like they are overwhelming us, it is common to just shut down and let negativity take over. On my last blog we identified two […]

25 March

5 Things to do when you are losing your mind (Part 1)

5 Things to do when you are losing your mind (Part 1)

It doesn’t seem to matter what stage of life you are in as a woman, we all have the fortune of living in this fallen world where things have a tendency to not go our way. Maybe you are battling with the care and deteriorating condition of an aging parent. For some, you are in […]

23 January

Working for the CIA, part 2

Working for the CIA, part 2

In my blog on Tuesday, I began sharing all of the lessons I am learning as the mother of teenagers. There is a part of me that wonders if I should withhold this information until after they leave my home. It is a tension I manage. Some things I will withhold out of respect for […]

21 January

Working for the CIA, part 1

Working for the CIA, part 1

My children are convinced that I work for the CIA. In some ways, I think I might be qualified by the time they graduate. For security reasons, I can’t reveal all my secrets, but this week I thought that I would pass on what I have learned to any other parent trying to keep up […]

5 December

Just Like God

Just Like God

Can we just say out loud, “Motherhood is hard.” Very hard. I use to think it was hard because I had two small children close together in age. I can’t imagine the amount of energy to feed more kids, wipe more noses, and correct more mouths. My hats are off to those who do! I […]

21 November

In the Highs and Lows

In the Highs and Lows

At the end of every semester of Bible study, the women of Highpoint gather to enjoy brunch and share corporately what God has been doing in each of our small groups. It is often a time of encouragement, a reminder of great Biblical truths we have learned over the study, and a chance to celebrate […]

7 November

2 Clogged Toilets and a Rotted Mailbox

2 Clogged Toilets and a Rotted Mailbox

This past Sunday afternoon our entire family was past the point of exhaustion. The previous week Chris had been out of town. He returned Thursday night only for me to leave on Friday. I failed to get the kids to pack for their student retreat that started that evening, so I punted the responsibility to Chris […]

1 October

Hip Hop and Les Mis…..

Hip Hop and Les Mis…..

You may wonder what Hip Hop and Les Miserables have in common… Not much from what I can tell, except that both were being played in my house at the same time this week. If there is ever a picture of the differences between my children, that might be it. Then again, a few days […]

24 September

It is My Fault!

It is My Fault!

It is always my fault! As a mom, do you ever feel like you try so hard, get credit for very little, and get blamed for everything?  Welcome to the dark side of conception! No one tells you that those cute bundles will grow up and deflect their failures to us in many moments of […]