Sowing Seeds: A Word for the Forgetful

(This post is for a friend. What you do, matters.) All I was doing was the laundry. It was a normal day. Got up. Made bed. Popped in a load. But, on this normal morning, I glanced over my left shoulder and I saw the most beautiful, most hopeful thing that I had in a while. . . […]

Can I Love Them?

Wow. As a mom, I need wisdom. WISDOM. As in, sometimes, I don’t know what to do with my children. I have lots of goals: Be responsible; be kind; do things well. I have lots of chores for them: Keep your room clean; feed the animals; look for socks under the table. But, with all […]

He’ll Catch You

I woke up this morning with a weary heart. All three kids had been up. With dreams and wet beds, the past two nights have been a whirlwind. When Donovan woke me up, he first asked, “Are you ready to pray?” “No. . . “, I replied. “Will you pray with me,” he asked. “Yes.” […]

You Are More Than Hat Day

This is the Mother Board: This is where everything of importance is written down – school events, doctor’s appointments, meetings with friends. If you want to know what we are doing, look at this board. It’s difficult for me to function without it. If it’s going to happen, it has to be written down. Here. […]

It’s Not Perfect

My Real Simple magazine came in today. This is the first time that I’d rather not open it. It’s the cover. A mother sits stretched across the page. Her hair is long, red, and gorgeous. She’s slim (size 4? 2?) and looks at ease, relaxed and happy. Her three red haired, blue eyed children sit […]