Parenting Means Having Some Little Secrets

Parenting Means Having Some Little Secrets

Earth magnets are really cool! We have a few sets — round BB-size ones. Their claim to fame is that when stepped on, they can make you skate across the floor in your tennis shoes, or they hurt like the dickens in bare feet! Large ones? Seriously, I am able to hang the...
Second-Time-Around Mom Life: Messy and Beautiful

Second-Time-Around Mom Life: Messy and Beautiful

Shhhhhhh! It’s that time of morning, when everyone is gone but me. It’s still. It’s quiet. It’s golden! Honestly, it’s only 7:45 am and my pillow beckons as I make up my bed. The 6 am alarm was unwelcome today. I think crashing back in sounds lovely. Then I remember —...
Acceptance Is More Than Tolerance

Acceptance Is More Than Tolerance

Rejection hurts. But sometimes I think mediocrity towards a person hurts worse. I grew up hearing, “Hate the sin; love the sinner.” And since we all are guilty of sin . . . let’s just give everyone a big giant love fest! Gotta hug for me? I need a big ol’ dose of...