PEACE IN EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING

I’ve often referred to my life as “joyful chaos.” I’ve been exceedingly blessed with five children—five boisterous people who make my life beautiful. But I have one little person in particular who is gifted at bringing the party, but her parties completely stress me out. How can someone so small cause such mayhem? She is challenging and 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 »

A Serious Love of Honey

When did my life become so serious? I’m not a serious person, seriously. I always seem to be sharing challenging, frustrating, and overwhelming things. Life is kinda like that right now. I sound a little like Eeyore when I’m really much more like Tigger. Although lately I’ve been a bit like Piglet with my “Oh dear, Continue »

He Made an A!

I know there are many women out there who wrestle every evening when homework time rolls around. To have a child who struggles with school work is like another full time job. It drains you! It keeps you up at night wondering how you can help him or her. You have left many tears on 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 »

A Happy Heart

One of the key phrases around our house is “Obey with a happy heart.” Often you’ll hear me asking my kids how their heart is, and if it needs to change. I know first hand that you can totally go through life obeying the rules, making people happy, and living life all with a heart Continue »