It happens when she’s the most stressed out and anxious and tired. My six-year-old whines, “Mom! I wanna be like YOU! I just can’t be like you!” Now, you should know that Jenna is like me in more ways than I can count. We’re both firstborns with a lot of younger siblings. We even both […]
I’ve been pondering how to talk to you about this. One of my favorite things about hanging out online with writer types has been launch teams. I didn’t even see that coming; didn’t really consider what happens when a book comes out. Sometimes, there’s a team of people who get to read the book before […]
Hello, darling! I just reread through last year’s letter, curious how things have changed in the last 365 days. Mostly, you have become more you. And I know that’s how it goes, but it’s fun to see you become. You are a delight. You’re full of fire, light, spunk, and determination. There is might and sweetness. […]
I have the attention span of a goldfish. It’s annoying for all the reasons you’d imagine and some that perhaps you haven’t… my parenting, for instance, is far less effective than it could be if I could remember the instructions I give the kids past the moment those instructions leave my mouth. Every situation, no matter […]
Today, I have the privilege of sharing over at Kindred Mom.
A couple things… first, it’s a collaborative blog where I find a lot of helpful and encouraging content. Also, it’s a facebook group where there’s even more useful stuff. I’ll share some links.
**This post was originally published in March of 2016. I’m republishing for April Fools’ Day 2017. Note the ultrasound I mention is OLD. I’m NOT pregnant.**
This is kind of an atypical blog post for me. Basically I have a funny story to tell that is a little too involved for a facebook post. There’s no useful, encouraging bit, no metapicture… just a funny story from the inside of my funny marriage.
This isn’t written to one particular friend. I’ve had at least three or four of these interactions in the last week or so, all with different women in my life, and plenty before that, I’m sure. So if this is you, then it’s to you. And I’m sorry.
I had the privilege of reading an advance copy of Love Him Anyway in exchange for an honest review. The opinions are all mine.
Abby Banks is a busy mama of three. Then one morning her youngest, at seven months old (that’s my youngest’s age now), woke up paralyzed. This is the story before and after that morning as the Banks family (and Abby in particular) fought for a new normal within what is, rather than what should be.
…in which we explore (somewhat belatedly) my “word” for 2017.
It’s February, a full two months since I saw the first “looking back at the year” posts. (Can I just encourage you? You are not behind. Or perhaps you are, but it’s not so big a deal.) Anyhow. In hopes to examine life rather than just letting it pass, here are some big things looking back… […]