Read a Good Book


Here’s what’s on my “to read” pile. Some are rereads like The Bible and The Well-Trained Mind, others are new finds that I’m eager to dig into. The Bible – GodFood and Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best – Elizabeth SomerThe Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook – Beth Hensperger and Julie […]

Time for Mom: Put Your Hands to the Task


If you’re just now tuning in, you can catch the beginning of the conversation here. My overarching goal for the year as a wife and a mother is to grow in reliability. I want my husband and my children to know that they can count on me. A few weeks ago I hit a low […]

Time for MOM: Your Turn to Chime In!


It’s now been two months since I started talking about making a road map for the year in my Life as MOM. Where has the time gone? I know that some of my readers have been thinking, praying, and planning about how they want to grow in the coming months. I wanted to give YOU […]

Time for MOM: Prioritizing

ca. 2000 --- Spyglass on a Map --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

The continuing saga of learning to be a woman you can count on. My husband and I are having an ongoing conversation about priorities. It’s “ongoing” for a number of reasons, one being that it’s difficult to complete a sentence, let alone a conversation in a busy household where there are diapers to change, fights […]

Time for MOM: A Time to Refresh Alongside the Road


As you read this, FishBaby and I are wrapping up our time at the WholeHearted Mother conference in Irvine. My friend Jessika invited me to come for an extended time to rest and refresh, away from the business of everyday life. This is the first time I’ve ever been away from my husband and kids […]

Time For MOM: What Will Get You Further Down the Road?

Unpaved Rural Road ca. 1980s-1990s South Australia, Australia

On Saturdays this month, I’ve been thinking aloud about the road I’m on. It’s called Motherhood. It’s a long road. And it’s one that takes some planning and forethought. I’ve mentioned determining your destination, or recognizing your mission. For me it’s this: I want to be a joyful mom who is encouraging to my children, […]

How Do YOU Travel?


This post was originally run on May 10, 2008. I thought it was pertinent to revisit as we make our roadmaps for 2009. Each of us has a slightly different path and each travels in a different way. Different is how it should be. As you determine your destination as a mom and plot out […]

One of the Finer Things in My Life: A Good Cafe Creme


My adult years have been characterized by a love of good food. Ok, yeah, it’s been a lifelong love affair. Me and good eats, we go way back. Though I am as cheap as a summer day is long, there are some things that I choose not to scrimp on. Good coffee is one of […]