Making family memories this fall

Making family memories this fall

If you are anything like me, you’ve been anxiously awaiting the day when you can put away your shorts and sundresses and live in cozy sweatshirts and…


I'm afraid to have kids and that's okay

I'm afraid to have kids and that's okay

I always thought I would go to college, find my husband, graduate, get married, and have my first baby by the time I turned twenty-five. If there was…


Eight ideas for intentional family time this summer

Eight ideas for intentional family time this summer

As my daughter’s preschool graduation day loomed, I noticed my heart becoming more anxious. The thought of her going to a larger school seemed…


Sibling Rivalry: How to to survive daily conflict

Sibling Rivalry: How to to survive daily conflict

Without notice, a shrieking cry from upstairs fills the house. I brace myself against the kitchen counter waiting to see if the issue will sort…


Living out God’s original plan for family

I believe with all my heart that the first, best community God created was the family.  During creation, on day six he built his masterpiece: humans.…


How to make an annual family memory box

Before I had children old enough to even understand what we were doing, a wise momma suggested this idea of keeping a memory box each year. It’s…


Ode to Christmas and New Year’s hope

The stockings that were hung by the chimney with care Are somewhere in the laundry with the underwear. The tree that shimmered with ornaments and…


3 keys to parenting with Jesus

I was not natural at parenting. While other teen girls were babysitting, I was busy with worldly things. No mama in her right mind would trust me…


Tis the season for joy

Every parent has hopes and dreams for their child.  Years ago, my husband and I attended an event at our child’s school, and something the speaker…