Let it go

This morning I experienced a small miracle. I emerged from my bedroom at seven o’clock after waking up (all on my own!) without children crying or yelling from their bedrooms to wake me. It felt like a little slice of heaven. I saw the light on in my daughter’s room, so I peeked in to… Read More

This isn’t how it’s supposed to be

Sometimes I feel ashamed to call myself a Christian. I’m not ashamed of Jesus. I’m not ashamed that I feel a deep, true connection to him and that I believe the Bible. I’m not ashamed to tell people how the love of Christ changed my life, but the word ‘Christian’ has been so abused, exploited… Read More

9 things everyone should know about marriage

One of my favorite people is getting married soon. She’s smart and wise beyond her years. Her husband-to-be is wonderful, too. And yet, I keep having this feeling like I need to pull her aside and tell her all of THE THINGS. The things that no one tells you about marriage, the things that no… Read More

At my most beautiful

I’ve been holding my babies close this week, trying to take in every sweet moment. Of course, as I write this, my four-year-old is licking my arm trying to get my attention. So, perhaps it wouldn’t be so bad if they weren’t THAT close, but you know what I mean. It’s important to me that… Read More

For Holden

People have asked me why I decided to start writing a blog. The short answer is that I don’t really know. There’s no formula or goal, and I have no idea where it’s supposed to go.  Writing is simply how I make sense of life. It’s how I sort out all of the madness that… Read More

Why I love the “F” word

If you know me at all, you probably know that I like profanity. Sorry to disappoint you, Grandma. It’s true- I harbor an odd affection for bad words. Michael likes to say that some people paint masterpieces with brushes and paint, but I color my world with profane language. He’s not wrong. And I’m not… Read More