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You’ve Got the Wrong Mom

“You’ve got the wrong Buzz! You’ve got the wrong Buzz! YOU’VE – GOT – THE – WRONG – BUZZ!” I picture Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 2, stuck in a…

Two Thoughts to Avoid

At each season of my life I’ve found myself falling into two traps–mental traps–which are not helpful. One is the “what if” syndrome and the other is the “if only”…

The Prayer Knot

Whether you are sending your child off to kindergarten or to college, the adjustment is a hard one! It is a reminder that they are growing up and that they…

What the Titanic Taught Me About Parenting

April 15, 2012 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Titanic Disaster. I recently had the opportunity to write a novel set on the Titanic, and as I wrote I couldn’t…

Faith: Small Weights, Lots of Reps

A handful of people I talk to seem bewildered—or concerned—by some strange internal constitution that would make us attempt Africa with four kids. (It seems there’s such a thin line…

Moving to Africa

Because many of you have been with me as I have been “growing up” in my motherhood, I am elated (and only slightly terrified) to reveal the next chapter: We’re…

Father Love

Sweet memories tumble through my head and slowly spill out of my eyes as salty tears. It was supposed to be just another one of my daily walks through the…

How DO You Do It? (Part 3 from a Mom of Quads)

Our daughter Libby (who is a twin) gave birth to quadruplets last fall. When they (one girl and three boys, all fraternal) were born, her oldest daughter, Grey, was not quite…

How Do You Do It? (Part 2)

Our daughter Libby (who is a twin) gave birth to quadruplets last fall. When they (one girl and three boys, all fraternal) were born, her oldest daughter, Grey, was not quite…

How Do You Do It? (A Series of Questions for a Mom of Quads)

As many of you know, our daughter Libby (who is a twin) gave birth to quadruplets last fall. When they (one girl and three boys, all fraternal) were born, her oldest…

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