• Jun. 21st, 2013 Summertime is Kicking My Rear!

    Whoever ** said, “Summertime, and the living is easy” lied through his teeth. I say, “Summertime is kicking my rear!” Emma has school Monday – Thursday and gymnastics on Friday. Next week, James has T-ball camp from 10-12. We always have speech therapy on Thursdays. And we are slap in the middle of a two-week stretch [ read more ]

  • Jun. 3rd, 2013 Commit to Staying Plugged In This Summer

    My two-year-old learned a hard lesson this week. The iPod doesn’t work unless it’s been charged. He doesn’t care that it has a cracked screen or that the operating system is so old we can’t download new apps to it—he loves to push the buttons and find the pictures and listen to the music. But [ read more ]

  • Jun. 1st, 2013 Currents :: Iced Coffee and Homemade Creamer

    It’s Summertime! When summer rolls around, I start thinking of things like watermelon, chilled in a river. Or my mom’s pasta salad. Or hamburgers sizzling on a charcoal grill. All key ingredients to a perfect summer cookout. Or just a regular summer day. I’m not picky. This summer, I’ve added something new to my “It [ read more ]

  • May. 30th, 2013 Book Review :: Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst

    This is the sentence that convinced me that I was holding a must-read book. “Do I want my headstone to read, ‘Well, on the days she was nice she was really nice. But on the days she wasn’t, rest assured, hell hath no fury like the woman who lies beneath the ground right here’?” I [ read more ]

  • May. 23rd, 2013 Book Review :: Desperate – Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe

    Best Book on Motherhood I’ve Read. Maybe Ever. Sometimes I pick up a book because the title sounds good. Sometimes because someone I respect has endorsed it. Sometimes because people I know have read it and recommended it. Sometimes all three. The title Desperate – Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe caught my [ read more ]