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10 Ways to Avoid Mama Burnout (Part 1)

When our 5 kids were little I ran away. Well not exactly, but I do remember standing by the front door at the end of a horrible, rainy day of being cooped up with…

Tinkling in the Ocean – The Little Joys of Life

You know how you make spur of the moment decisions and then think better of it later?  Yeah, well, I let my 3-year-old tinkle in the ocean this summer.  The…

Bad Mom Confessions & the ABCs of Mom Truth

In the last month I have… Allowed the enemy into my thought life and wrongly accused my child of lying. Been lazy and chose to sit and be a slug…

A Strong-Willed Child … My First Attempts

God has not given me any children who take life lying down, which is good, you know, because if one of them did, the other ones would mow the poor…

“Mom, You’re Mad a Lot”

My son had just produced a wonderful drawing in red marker (his favorite color) of our family flying kites. (As a side note, I am loving this new era when…

Clueless Mom

I stood there amazed. My one-year-old wailed wordlessly in his highchair, clearly incensed at my inability to interpret whatever he wanted. He was steamed. And you call yourself a mother! But…

Cooped Up with the Kids

A huge historic blizzard is raging in the Washington, D.C., area where I live. In a city that prides itself on being known as the most important city in the…

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…

Who am I, Again?

Sometimes I feel faceless. A couple of weeks ago after noticing the rather bleak “I’m gonna crack” expression on my face, my husband shooed me out the door with the…

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