The Road Ahead


Life is full of surprises, isn’t it? You never know what twists and turns will appear in the road ahead of you. No children, many children. There was a time when we didn’t know we could have a second child, let alone six! Wow! God has been so very good to us. West Coast, Midwest. […]

Christmas: What, Why, and How?


Christmas is the celebration of God becoming man. You know, Jesus? God the Son, came to be with his people in a new way, in the flesh, in order to reconcile them to Himself. Despite whatever revisionist history you’ve been subjected to in the past, whatever warm fuzzies you’ve heard about faith, hope, and love, […]

Time for Mom: A Night Out With the Girls


There’s just something about “chick things” that guys and children can’t always comprehend. Take, for instance, the 6-hr A&E version of Pride and Prejudice. This past winter, as if 24-7 morning sickness wasn’t enough, I got the wicked, nasty flu twice. It was terrible. At one point I thought I would die — and I […]

Time for Mom: Don’t Worry

Worry is like a rocking chair:It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere. — Erma Bombeck Last night was a rough one. Lots of hard and persistent contractions that caused me a fair degree of alarm. I have a history of precipitous births, which means that labor can progress a little […]

Getting My Head in the Game


Recently as I sat out on the back deck watching my boys run through the sprinklers, I realized that it had been quite awhile since I had just sat and watched them play. I couldn’t even remember the last time I did that. It was a sobering thought that I’ve been “too busy” multi-tasking to […]

Time for Mom: Primp!

Woman Putting on Makeup in Mirror

It’s no cliche. Somedays, it’s all I can do to get a shower and throw clean clothes on. Often, I have to hit the ground running and there isn’t a whole lot of time for, whatdotheycallit? Self-care? Make-up? Stylish clothes? Some seasons it happens. Sometimes it don’t. Are you in the same boat? I’m not […]

Time for Mom: Give a Mom a Muffin

Three muffins in a box --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

No matter our backgrounds, economics, work status, or religion, there is a common bond amongst us mothers. We love our children fiercely, and though we do our jobs imperfectly, we want what’s best for them. We also share similar challenges and frustrations and can laugh (and cry) together when we hear stories of contact lens […]

Time for Mom: A Morning Off


My husband is a brave man. Not only does he put up with all my whims and whimpers, but he also makes Mom’s Saturday Off a priority. A few years ago he realized that I might benefit from an end o’ the week break. So, he purposed to block out every Saturday morning as his […]