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Relationships That Tell the Truth

“How are you?” I tilted my head and looked in her eyes. “Fine,” she nodded. But then the up-and-down of her head shifted to side-to-side. “Actually, I’m not.” My friend…

Battling the Joy Suckers of Motherhood

“Mom.” The insistent whisper pried my reluctant eyes open in the half-light of dawn that was slowly creeping across our bedroom. The view from my soft, welcoming pillow showed my…

The Real New Year’s Eve Party

Now that you’re a parent, do you ever think that New Year’s Eve should be more “exciting,” somehow? I recently realized I’ve had this subconscious vision in my mind that…

Hope for the Holidays


“It’s 101.” It was Christmas Eve morning, and our then 18-month-old son had a fever.  Tom and I both knew what those three digits meant— a trip to urgent care…

6 Ways to Find Peace On the Roller Coast of Life

There’s a video I love of a dad who takes his child on a virtual roller coaster ride. It was a scary roller coaster, as most are. Just watching the…

The Importance of Building Character Part Three — Gratitude: The Seed of Contentment

It’s a scene that we’ve all witnessed and one that’s all too familiar to most moms: a screaming kid having a tantrum in the aisle of some store because he is…

I Meet with Jesus Every Day

I meet with Jesus every day among the chaos of motherhood. Some days I meet with Him with a kid on my hip. Most days it’s with a cold cup…

Listen to Your Kids So They Will Talk to You

“Mama, look!” “Mama, watch this!” “Mama, why is the sky blue?” “Mama”… followed by a five-minute narrative about favorite cartoon characters, movies, or toys. “Mama, why does that lady have…

God of the Impossible

My four-year-old son Jayden has an incredibly creative mind. In one conversation we can be talking about the cookie he’s eating, then suddenly we’re discussing flying through galaxies. On an…

Summer and Screen Time: 3 Ways to Win While Your Kids Are Out of School

Summer is finally here! And the kids are here.   At our house. All-day.   But unlike remote learning, which so many of us experienced this past year, summer is…

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