• Here’s One for Your List

    Summer means a little extra time to for me to open a book. If this is your season to catch up on reading, too, then here’s a book to add to your list. Among other things (many other things), it’s a story about an incredible “mom journey.” Now, typically I reach for fiction. I enjoy the […]

  • It’s Not Worth the Fight

    WARNING: If you’re a neat freak, this photo may be harmful to your mental health. (Sometimes I worry the actual content itself is a health hazard.) This is Randi’s room. If you don’t have a room like this in your house, you probably don’t have a teenager. This picture might elevate your blood pressure; anxiety […]

  • I Can’t Stand the Pressure

    There’s just something about the sound of shattering glass that instantly freezes your body in place. Except for your head, which snaps sharply in the direction of the sound. One day glass shattered, my head snapped, and there stood Kelli in the front yard, her 8-year-old face paralyzed with guilt, her BFF Kristen standing beside her, […]

  • I Need a Break!

    There are no words to describe the FRENZY we call “the end of a school year.” But there is a word to describe teachers: EXHAUSTED. And this one is too exhausted to muster the creative energy to put together the post she had planned for this week. So in lieu of a post, I decided […]

  • I Thought It Was Obvious

    “Which is the gas pedal, and which one’s the brake again?” Not many questions cast me into deep prayer as quickly as this one, asked by my daughter sitting behind the wheel of the car while I, helpless, sit in the passenger seat, wishing my flimsy seatbelt were a race car harness, and checking to […]

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