dear mom this is your survival guide I murmured to my husband with a dry mouth and stinky morning breath, "I don't want to get out of bed today." It's been 828 days since my youngest was born. 828 days with no break, but who's counting. Now I'm homeschooling the older two. I'm overwhelmed, ... Read More about To The Worn Out Mom: Your How-To Survival Guide
who is god? We are in the midst of uncertain times. Fear is running rampant. Maybe you're hearing messages that this is some kind of judgment from God. Let me assure you God is not angry. I've been living in a season of uncertainty for the past year with lost jobs, my religious beliefs ... Read More about Feeling Uncertain? God is Good, Not Angry
Thirty-five years is a long time to be angry. As a child I often murmured under my breath, I'll never let anyone hurt me again as my stomach twisted in a ball with my jaw clenched tight because I stubbornly refused to let the tears fall. I hated feeling afraid and small. Fast forward to ... Read More about HOW TO OVERCOME BEING AN ANGRY WIFE AND MOM
Salty tears of anger and regret, sorrow and shame stream down my cheeks. Memories are flooding my mind of a different time, yet it feels all too familiar. For three weeks now, our home has felt more like a battleground rather than a safe haven. It's funny how easily we forget. The physical and ... Read More about Is Spanking Abusive? Is There A More Gentle Way?
This is by far my most terrifying post to date. These are the things I've wanted to say, but haven't been ready to do so until now. I haven't written in months because I just can't find the words. Maybe it's not the words so much but the courage. The courage to be vulnerable with an often cruel ... Read More about How To Walk Away From Toxic Religion
As the desks and halls in schools remain empty and bare And the walls reverberate silence rather than giggles and laughter As the playground no longer nurtures play and forges friendships We remember our teachers who foster a love of learning in our littles ones You may be home alone or ... Read More about A Tribute to our Teachers-We Love and Thank You
“Oh no not again,” I anxiously muttered under my breath. I knew our lives would change once again, but I am sick and tired of moving. We live in the middle of rolling hills and wheat fields with a green treed canyon on the other side. Spring is carried by the whispers of the wind ... Read More about How To Embrace Change When It Makes You Anxious