Why learning, forgiveness, and grace are so important in our adoption story

“I wanna take my baby and run.”  This was my thinking when I entered the world of adoption a little more than thirteen years ago. There was so much I…


For the parent who feels powerless

While sitting in my car in the pick-up line at school, I was doing what you might guess. I was scrolling through Instagram as I often do while I wait…


Why I chose to put my kids in public school

Months before we got married and years before we became parents, my husband and I sat down and discussed where we would send our hypothetical…


Schooling options: Preferences rather than requirements

I sat in a student missions training seminar about 6 months ago. What we were facing that week consisted of sleeping on floors, engaging refugee…


Trusting God’s plan for my kids

But when it came to finding that path for my kids, I knew a verse that was one of the earliest scripture memories for me. And it was something I held…


3 truths for the child (and mama) who need to know the plan

It does not matter what we are doing, my five-year-old daughter wants to know the plan.  Where are we going? What are we going to do? Why? Who’s…


Flip the script

I equated it to being punched in the gut.  My day was going swimmingly, then all of the sudden, out of nowhere,  my daughter dropped a bomb in my…


Can I Really Trust God?

I stood in front of the busted-up walls, amazed by all I never knew was behind them. Wires. Pipes. Support beams. Insulation. It all stood out so…


Thoughts Between Potty Training and Life360

Our oldest got her driver’s license recently and is navigating the roads on her own. It’s fairly gut-wrenching when you spend your whole life trying…