Daryl traveled to a pastor’s conference a couple weeks ago. I was genuinely thrilled he was going – he hasn’t spent a night without the kids since before our second born arrived, and times of focused study, rest, and renewal are a gift. I was also terrified he was going. It would be me and…… Continue reading 5 Survival Tips for When You’re Solo Parenting
We got back from a family reunion a few weeks ago. Nearly forty of us. On my dad’s side, I’m the oldest of fifteen grandkids (and even more if you count the nine additional who have married into the fold). It made me wonder: is there anything better than a cousin? 5 Reasons Having Cousins…… Continue reading 5 Reasons Having Cousins is Awesome
So… we are buying a house. Our journey to home ownership is a story of the deep, abiding love of God. It’s a story of learning to trust, even in lengthy seasons of great uncertainty. It’s a story of the generosity and love of others. I’ll tell you the story sometime. It’s a good one.…… Continue reading 12 Things You Feel When Buying a Home
When was the last time you came to the end of yourself? You’re exhausted, spent, tapped out completely. Your well has run dry and you aren’t sure what to do next. There comes a week or two each year when I feel this way. My family and I just returned from a two week vacation…… Continue reading 10 Things to Do When the Well Runs Dry
Trying to get a shower in without letting your kids destroy the house? Here are a few quick, easy ways to keep your littles busy and pass a few moments’ time. 1. Bake something As a bonus, at the end of your activity there will be cupcaaaaaakes… 2. Come up with a secret handshake This…… Continue reading 5 Quick Ways to Occupy a Preschooler
Is your significant other a nerd? Are you a nerd? My husband and I basically compete every day for the title of Our Home’s Biggest Nerd. Usually he wins. Sometimes, I do. 🤓 When all they want on this earth is the library The Beast gifted to Belle 2. When they nerd out on an area…… Continue reading 10 Signs You Might Have Married a Nerd
Because dinnertime shouldn’t be battle time.