It is my oldest daughter’s senior year in high school. We’re inching towards the end of it. What we’ve all been working for is happening. And I find myself staring at her a lot lately. Well... if I'm going...
This is the fifth Christmas that I'm spending with my kids post-divorce. Is it a difficult time of year sometimes? Yes. Is it more about presence than presents? Absolutely. Of course, it is. But do I have presents under...
One of my parenting goals is to raise grateful children. My daughters are fortunate to know many special people and be blessed with privileges, gifts, and abilities. My hope is that they come to not only appreciate all that...
I’ve just recently come to accept that holidays look a little different for our family. I think in years past I tried really hard to force a “normal” holiday experience but always came away discouraged. I wanted my child...
Before I had children, I was always a little sad about the end of Daylight Savings Time every fall. Going to work and leaving work in the dark always seemed a little depressing. Turns out, many adults feel the...
One thing our family is doing to focus on what we are grateful for this season is creating "Thanksgiving Leaves" as our table centerpiece. It's a fun way to add a touch of fall color to your home while...
I know - the title already sounds harsh, and you may be tempted to not ready any further. Please do. I spend a lot of time with college students. I live with 35 of them. I teach college classes. And one...
October is set aside to bring awareness to the roughly 25% of pregnancies that do not reach full-term, with October 15 specifically designated as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. We feel the loss of our babies, whether it’s marked on...
October in Columbia is full of fun – from pumpkin patches to hayrides, Halloween events, storytimes, art activities, outdoor events, and more! Get out your calendars and make a note of all there is to do. Don’t forget to check...
I feel like loose change. Middle-aged loose change. It’s not great. It’s a really weird time in my life right now. I’m kind of in a holding pattern and I need to stay here for a minute, and it’s...
It has been so long since I've written. I used to write all the time. I have 17 diaries in a secret place to prove how much I love to write. However, I find that as I get older...

Better You Than Me

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I knew it was about to happen again. I could feel eyes staring at me. It's as if I have this Matrix like ability to predict what will occur within minutes of this feeling. As I casually picked through the produce at...
There is a difficult word I am learning in this season of life, with two active children and both my husband and myself involved in various work and ministry activities. No. I am normally a pretty easygoing person. I am also...
“I’m not ready!” I cried as I sat realizing our little bundle of joy was for sure on his way. Today was my due date and my husband and I just finished a 2-mile walk. “First babies never come on...
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