Last night I lay awake for a long time thinking about an unusual subject: Fall Cleaning my house. My poor, poor house. It has not been fall cleaned in much, much longer than either I or it care to admit. I thought about flies that die and linger in light fixtures.I thought about dust bunnies… Continue reading The Best Spring/Fall Cleaning Products
I can assure you that my kneejerk reaction to that age-old question “Who can find a virtuous woman” is “if you’re looking for a virtuous woman here, you’ve come to the wrong place!” But what is virtue? Merriam-Webster puts it like this: conformity to a standard of right : morality, a particular moral excellence, a… Continue reading Maybe I’m a Virtuous Mom After All!
If you’ve been around here for any length of time you know I write about motherhood and things that go hand-in-hand with motherhood a lot. You may also be aware that I’ve been working on a book about preparing for motherhood for the past year. Now here’s the thing. If you know me at all,… Continue reading Why I Write About Motherhood (And Why You Can Too)
I’ll admit it: when Kev and I decided it was time to get serious about starting a family, one of the first things we did was decide when the best time of year was to have our baby. I remember clearly thinking November would be a great month to have him/her arrive. Ironically, that baby arrived… Continue reading Why There’s Never a Perfect Time to Have a Baby (So Don’t Put Off Being a Mom)
I love the nap time hour. I love that complete silence. It’s just me, alone with my Creator. I listen. I rest. I feel his love surround me and I know He’s here. We talk about the past few days, Him and I. I’ve had some rough days with my two little ones this week.… Continue reading Understanding Difficult Days
I recently learned that pink car shopping carts and tired children are not compatible. I also realized anew that writing long, newsy emails while parked in the grocery store parking lot is totally a good thing. What does a typical grocery run look like for your family? For my family it looks a bit like… Continue reading How to Survive Shopping Day with Small Children
To the mother who did not nurse her baby, did not have a natural childbirth, or has not attained “perfect mother” status through any other means. You mothers are close to my heart. Why? Because you’re just like me. Oh you may say, but you nursed your babies. You even had a nine pound baby… Continue reading To The Mother Who Is Not Perfect