Welcome to my Crazy

From my perspective, my interactions with our children have been sharp, severe, and cutting. I am raising my voice and speaking sternly all too often. Internally, everything feels jumbled and helter-skelter. Stress has taken over and overwhelm consumes me. Since...
New Normal

New Normal

Hi Friends! I just reread a few of my journals and found such encouragement in the pages. Below is from December 2014, just after Charis was born. If you find yourself in a new stage with work, family, or relationships, treat yourself kindly. Extend yourself grace and...
Texas Wildflowers

Texas Wildflowers

Bluebonnets On the last day of March, the kids and I loaded up for a spontaneous trip to see some Bluebonnets. I packed several outfits per child, multiple shoe options, plenty of leftover Easter candy, and one LARGE iced tea for myself. I mean, how difficult is it to...

Under His Care

Below is a little something I wrote specifically for our Mother’s Day Out newsletter. It is for all us Moms in the trenches with our tiny ones, making messes, memories, and trying to have fun along the way! Balance is elusive. Peace is sustainable. A peaceful...
Valentine, Valentine

Valentine, Valentine

Finding, compiling, and putting together Valentine’s cards is usually a bit hectic at our home. We’re coming off Owen’s birthday highs and then whip it into high gear for classroom parties, teacher treats, and special Valentine’s for...

Sunny Winter

Warm Winter Weather For me, this is everyday joy. Finding the incredible in the ordinary, seeking out fun and adventure in the midst of routine, and enjoying every last second of daylight with my people. We ventured outdoors for a family bike ride, and then again for...