Dear Mama I’ve Got Your Back

Dear Mama letters are meant to be encouraging, and they are, but only to a certain extent. Empathy without relationship is lonely. We live in a time of the easily offended. Furious posts referencing the horrible people who stopped by unannounced and woke our newborns; the never ending diets which make baked goodies seem pointless…

Dear Little Boy

Dear Little Boy I love So much, You are taking a morning nap as I sit here writing my apology. I have already yelled enough by 10am to last us for the week. I had a full nights sleep, breakfast, I exercised, I prayed, read my Bible, my house is decently clean, the sun is shining, I'm not mad…

Being Intentional: Sleep

I am TIRED! Bet you haven't said that before... ha! This is my daily mantra - maybe even my hourly one. The problem is as soon as my boys are in bed I get a second wind. I am FREE! To read, to write, to watch a movie, play a board game, to clean in peace (OK this is one is…

A Lesson On Gratitude

This past weekend we took a mini vacation to the Seattle area. It was a fun break as well as an opportunity to see a close friend who was visiting from the East Coast. One of the best parts of our trip was exploring Whidbey Island. Jeffrey, as well as most children I assume, loves to stop and…

Donald Duck Day

If you read my post on Finding Joy you will have learned I had a rough afternoon with Jeffrey. The day started so well with some fun in the sun... But in the end we only managed to watch the debut of Donald Duck in The Wise Little Hen to celebrate Donald Duck Day... so there's not much to…

Happy McDonald’s Day

Jack was up at 3am this morning! I put him back to bed but he stayed awake until 4:15 - then woke up at 5:15... so pretty much I've been up for a loooong time. As a mother I come to find, on a regular basis, that our plans don't quite work out the way we imagine. This…

Mothering in a Mess

I wrote this post and then someone close to me told me I sounded like a depressed slob! I may not be chipper every moment of the day and I don't have an immaculate home but I will say I am not a depressed mess! I may have gone a little overkill in my honest…