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…


Everyday rhythms that reflect the goodness of God: Breakfast and beauty at our tables

Biscuits with bacon or sausage every weekday morning.  I can still remember my dad asking how many biscuits I wanted for the day as I pulled my…


Routines, rituals, and sleep: How to create safety at home

There are many aspects of the nature and character of God that I appreciate. I revel in his compassion, I am deeply grateful for his mercy, and I am…


Mamas, our kids will be just fine

Since the day my daughter was born, I’ve desperately wanted to keep her safe from the world. Long before she could even walk, I would randomly burst…


Talking About Sex: Big Words for Little Ears

When it comes to talking about sex, God’s story is never off-limits. The world doesn’t hesitate to begin lying to children at a young age, neither…


The sisterhood of motherhood: You’re not alone, mama

Last week my family was at Disney World, and, as any parent can attest, it’s truly the happiest place on earth . . . . until it isn’t.  I was leaving…