on “enough” …and other things.

I’m going to tell you a story today. Another one. Or maybe a few. I don’t tell you my stories because I think my life is earth-shattering and fascinating to you. I tell you my stories because… they’re all I have. I learn from them. And I hope they bring you hope or encouragement, too.

dear mama: you’re fighting the important battles

Dear mama of strong-willed littles, This can be exhausting, right? You’re trying so hard to teach these small humans how to behave, how to be people, what is right and what is wrong, and how to choose right over wrong. And they seem determined that you’re not the boss of them. However they say it… fits, …

enough for even today

So today was rough. I yelled too much. I zoned out too much. I disciplined too little, too late, to inconsistently. I whined about my kids on facebook. (To my facebook friends, which is to say… all of you, I’m sorry about that.) That’s kind of graceless, whining about a privilege that some women would give appendages …

thoughts converge

There’s a lime-sized baby floating around in my basketball-sized belly. I popped over a week ago, well before the end of trimester 1. Looking like 5 months at 11 weeks. Thanks, fourth-slash-fifth baby! My fears for the lime/baby have been unreasonably large for the last twenty-four hours. The story I’m making up is that I’ll go …

gifts from 2015

It’s getting to be resolution time. I don’t typically do resolutions as such, but I do try to spend some of my downtime in January being intentional about the upcoming year. But before I go there, I’d like to take some time to look back at this past year to see what worked (and what didn’t) so I don’t miss anything big I was supposed to be learning. (And since this is my place to document and process, you get to take a look with me!)

the one place grace cannot be found…

I stumbled upon this post many years ago. I hope you’ll take the time to read it. Here’s how this truth has saved my heart countless hours of struggle. I hope it lodges in your head and heart the way it’s lodged in mine. Here are the some of the ways it plays out in …