• 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 ]

  • May. 10th, 2013 The Kids Need Rest

    As a Mother, I’m tuned to the needs of my children. I know when the whining has more to do with hunger than attitude. When the fighting has more to do with cabin fever than hostility. When the drama has more to do with fatigue than the situation at hand.   This is why most [ read more ]

  • May. 8th, 2013 Book Review :: When A Secret Kills by Lynette Eason

    One of my personal rules of writing book reviews is No Spoilers – so be prepared for this review to send you straight to your local bookstore! Lynette Eason wraps up the Deadly Reunions series with When A Secret Kills and, well, at the risk of sounding cliche… It starts with a bang. (Sorry, that’s all I [ read more ]

  • Apr. 16th, 2013 Outward Appearance

    Emma getting ready to flip over the bar. Last Friday night, our family had the privilege of watching a Special Olympics gymnastics meet. There were many amazing moments—the flair each athlete brought to their floor exercise, the impressive balance demonstrated on the beam, the jumps on the vault, and our own Emma’s bar routine that [ read more ]

  • Apr. 9th, 2013 A Playlist for the Broken

    So many things are messed up. So many people I love are hurting. So many friends are broken. And while I’m a lifetime member of the “I can fix this” club, there are some things I cannot fix. Some hurts I cannot heal. Some wrongs I cannot right. Some hearts wearing scars I cannot fade. But [ read more ]