And the Award Goes to … (Not Me)

“Mommy! Today was funny hat day! We didn’t wear hats! You forgot the hats!” That’s how my kindergartner and first grader greeted me after school on funny hat day. And pretty much every day thereafter for at least a week. Yup. I forgot. I think I’ve forgotten more stuff than I’ve ever remembered. There are Continue »

When God Packs Your Lunch

My mom packed a sack lunch for me daily for nearly my entire school career. (Thirteen years, three sisters, and my father… that’s a lot of lunches.) I believe the only meals I desired for hot lunch were spaghetti and corn dogs—obviously before that whole school lunch health food kick. My handled box, brown paper Continue »

My Mature Mom Moment

  Rachel, my daughter with autism, adheres to routine. Her favorite activity is riding the school bus, which is not available on Saturdays. She didn’t get the memo. At 3 a.m., Rachel came into our room illuminating the way with her iPad. In her mind, it was time to get up for school (by the way, Continue »

Don’t Look Away

Day after day we move through the moments doing what we are called to do. We get up, our feet hit the floor, and we push ahead. We choose where our thoughts will go, what we will focus on, and the lens we will view life through. Moment by moment. I don’t know if we Continue »

The Joy of Spring

Today is the first 75-degree day of the year. I’m typing this post from our picnic table, my kids are playing in the yard, and my husband is working on his fishing boat. Though it may not be true on the calendar, for me, today is the first day of spring. (I’m aware that by Continue »

Moms Need Encouragement

The other day Eldest and I had a wonderful mother-daughter date … until the drive home. Somehow, reflection on a movie shifted into an argument about laundry, which ended in me screaming, “Listen to me!” Nice one, Mom … I apologized, but my action shattered our fun. We arrived home in icy silence and entered the Continue »