Y’all, I’m over it. OVER. IT. Not my little people- they’re fabulous, if maddening. I’m over everything else, though. July has been a hell of a month for me, and I’m whooped. My husband left for a ministry thing for a week and a half, which is more than I’m accustomed to handling with four […]
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 […]
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 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.
Hey, friend. I see you. You love your babies. They’re cute. They’re hilarious. They’re delightful. They’re maddening. They’re smart. They’re determined. They’re expressive. They’re so difficult. Some mornings you wake up and see the things that need to be done and the bellies that need to be filled… and filled… and filled again. You see the […]
Every time one of my kids’ birthdays rolls around, I try to write them a little note. (This seems to happen a lot more frequently now.) Here’s a little glimpse into my heart for my sweet boy.
(photo credit: Sarah Lewis) I’m not the Super Fun Mom. I am not, in fact, a super smily mom. I’m super sensitive, easily overwhelmed, and have, in the last couple of years, been prone to depression and anxiety in ways I haven’t dealt with since before my oldest was born. I am pretty much winging […]
I had kind of a weird experience today. For a bunch of logistical reasons, today was the day that I made a facebook page for the blog. It’s not a huge big deal. It’s a facebook page. But I had to pick what kind of page it was, what kind of work I do. So […]
We’re living in the in-between here in interior Alaska. The colorful leaves are all gone, but the snow hasn’t yet arrived. The world is kind of a sea of browns awaiting a blanket of white to make it look magical again. On a lousy day, it kind of looks like this: Just a haze of […]