A letter to the motherless mother as we approach Mother’s Day

Dear motherless mother, I see you.  It’s that time of year: the commercials, the flowers, the signs in every store you walk into—it’s Mother’s Day.…


Momming: Is great too much to ask?

In the filtered reality of social media, setting “great” as a standard for motherhood feels like a lot of added pressure.  But let’s be honest, no…


I will never be a perfect mother

I recently read this and immediately recognized it as one of the truest statements ever… "I was going to be a perfect mother...Then I had children!"…


5 Tips for avoiding Mother’s Day Disappointment

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY WEEK! So…it’s safe to assume that we’re all focused on taking care of our own Moms this week, right? We’re reminiscing about…


Wishing you an Un-Hallmark Mother’s Day

I reserve the right to gripe just a bit about Mother’s Day. Woodrow Wilson wasn’t thinking of preachers’ wives when he signed a bill making the…


Becoming sensitive to God’s presence in a hypersensitive world

“What do you think this is? Chuck E. Cheese?”  My mom used to say things like that when us kids would be climbing on sofas and jumping off chairs—in…


Give Grace

When I was pregnant with my twins, my husband Blake and I talked a lot about ideal timing for a third baby. We wanted to try again after the boys…


Helping your son navigate the digital age

Setting boundaries with technology in the early years is one thing, but the stakes get higher as our kids grow older. When it comes to making…


We still have to do summer?

The only title I’ve held longer than mom is educator.  Beginning as a bilingual teacher, I stepped into my first classroom in the Spring of 1995…