Babies & Toddlers

The Dreaded Picky Eaters

There’s nothing like sitting down to a warm family dinner that you’ve carefully prepared, gazing at God’s blessings around your table, to hear those precious words from your child regarding…

Baby Schedules

While discussing newborn babies, my sister reminded me of my first (and overwhelming) days with my firstborn. As I had no experience with babies, I relied on books and other…

Road Trip … Need I Say More?

Another travel season, another road trip … Can I quote Dickens? “These are the best of times and the worst of times.” As I surveyed the mound of clothes, toys, gluten-free…

Legos, Adoption, and Jesus

It’s Monday morning and I am sorting through 162 emails deposited in my inbox over the past three months.  Liquid black eyes topped by spiky black hair peek over my laptop. …

“Huh?”

Allow me to paint a little audio picture for you of our peaceful home. Think of two preschool boys: a drum in one of the boys’ hands, which he hits…

Pregnant at Christmas!

If your belly is lookinglike a bowl full of jelly, welcome to the “Pregnant at Christmas” club, where most of us are shaped a little like a cheeseball right about…

Tis the Season for … What was that Again?

I made another mistake. The other day when my 4-year-old was flipping through one of the many toy catalogs that have made their way to our mailbox for the “season” (of…

Santa: To be or Not to Be?

Santa has become something of a conversation piece in our home these days with Christmas right around the corner. Since Bryan and I started having kids, we have been conflicted…

The Gift of Reading

Like many traditions, this one began without intentionality. I love books. I love reading and learning. And so as I began having children, one of my favorite things to do…

What Mary Taught Me

My family and I had a beautiful moment yesterday: our fourth child’s sonogram! It was truly worshipful to see all those fearfully and wonderfully formed little parts. The baby’s head…

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