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
I like to joke that most things in life can be explained by scenes from either The Office (the American version, of course) or The West Wing. Take this scene from The Office, for example, where Holly Flax tries to explain time theft to her officemates. That, to the company, taking extra time at the water cooler…… Continue reading Don’t Give Away the Time (Soul Space Thursday)
Our almost-5-year-old son is in a be-naughty-and-then-feel-terrible-about-it phase. He’s a really good kid almost always, but some days he gets this look in his eye (all parents know the one) and then he’ll disobey, and struggle to move on from the offense. “I’ll never be bad again, Mommy,” he told me a few days ago,…… Continue reading He Loves Me, He Does * 10 Minute Devotional
My cousins host this podcast that I love. It’s one part relationship discussion, one part relationship research, and probably three parts laughing like the guys from Car Talk. (Has there ever been a better radio laugh than that? I submit that there has not. Discuss.) I look forward to it every week. I don’t always agree with…… Continue reading Featured on Two Peas in a Podcast
Because dinnertime shouldn’t be battle time.
Except, you know, harder. Everything is dirty all the time. Everything. All the time. 2. You’re involved in lots of physical challenges Excuse me, how do people get a 25-pound toddler into shoes he doesn’t want to wear?! 3. There are days you definitely want to vote people off the island If you tell me the dinner that I…… Continue reading 10 Ways Being a Parent is like Being on Survivor
First, an announcement… Thank you all for your generous feedback on the 10-Minute Devotionals! Due to their overwhelming popularity (really, I had no idea – I’m humbled and grateful!) they will continue. However, they will be moving to Tuesdays. Why are they moving to Tuesdays? Because… (drumroll, please!) Thursdays are going to feature a new…… Continue reading A Towel Reminder * 10 Minute Devotional