Marriage, Sarcasm, and Potatoes

What does the history of the Irish Potato Famine have to do with my family? I’m so glad you asked. Let me tell you a story. Sometime ago, between 1 week or 5. I’m not sure I keep count the same anymore. Thank you, Quarantine. I made a mostly sarcastic comment to my husband aboutContinue reading “Marriage, Sarcasm, and Potatoes”

A Few Thoughts on Grumbling and Authenticity

We have had a rough last several weeks. Very rough, pulling my hair out, not sure anything I say or do is getting through, send me all the coffee rough. Potentially made worse by the fact that my daughter is very sensitive to caffeine in breast milk and I can only drink the fake decafContinue reading “A Few Thoughts on Grumbling and Authenticity”

Emotion Placemats with Play Dough Recipe

Parenting intentionally is hard work. The act of raising self-focused children into loving adults takes a lot out of me somedays, even though it is my driving force. My biggest wish for parenting is to raise kind humans; I strive to model compassion, to sow seeds of love, and to have healthy conversations about emotions.Continue reading “Emotion Placemats with Play Dough Recipe”

Alignment and Holy Procrastination

Over the last couple years, I have gone through what I like to think of as a break-up with workout culture. I’m still actively pursuing my health and fitness but have been reframing my thought processes around it. I’ve seen so many young mothers struggling to breastfeed as they seek to “gain their bodies back”Continue reading “Alignment and Holy Procrastination”

Lies and Liabilities

  I have recently entered a new phase in parenting and am dealing with lying. My 3 year old believes he has discovered the secret to getting away with murder (or, at least, the creation of large, obnoxious messes and causing physical or emotional distress to his sister or cousins). The secret recipe is theContinue reading “Lies and Liabilities”

Burdens and Blessing among Believers

My little barefoot gardener. She is helping water the plants at my parent’s house. We are tending them as they seek healing out of state.  To be honest, I am still reeling from the news. Trying to justify the sickness I am aware of with the healthy, strong man who has been a super-hero toContinue reading “Burdens and Blessing among Believers”