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My Window Is Closing

Several years ago, when I was going through foster parent training, I attended a class about parenting children in crisis. The speaker described how we each have a window of…

10 Ways To Help Out…Single Parents and Their Stuff

Single parent. I wonder where that phrase was first spoken. And what the circumstances were. It is a phrase that continues to define me no matter how much I wish…

Best Mom 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…

Lovin’ On my Kids!

When I see the words “lovin’ on my kids” I envision wrapping my arms around them, breathing in their sweet scent (well, at least after a bath), kissing their foreheads…

Count Your Blessings, Dancing!

Last night I danced. I put on the Bluetooth speaker, cranked up the songs, grabbed an 11-year old who happened to be walking through the kitchen, and we danced.  She…

Feeling Mom Feelings

During a recent car ride one of my children asked, “Momma, what are feelings?”  I began to answer, “They’re how you feel. I mean what you feel…I mean…ahhhh!”  How do…

Words That Soothe

A few years ago I had an interesting conversation with my youngest daughter.  It truly isn’t unusual for us to have these scratch your head kind of conversations. She is…

Mom 15 Minute Vacation Day

There are days when muttering under my breath is all I seem to do.  When complaints cross my lips like sprinters crossing finish lines. When all I can think of…

The Perfect Season

I remember one of the first times I heard about seasons in a woman’s life. It was at a Bible study on Proverbs 31. We were discussing how to interpret…

The Gardener I Want to Be

All my life I’ve wanted to be a gardener … a master gardener. I’ve longed for a green thumb. Mine has a decidedly blackish tint—my thumb is the touch of…

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