I Was A Parenting Wreck Nearly three years ago my parenting was a TOTAL wreck. Without realizing it I adopted a lot of thinking that compromised my role as a mom. I lost sleep trying to figure out how to help my son. Little did I know that I was the one that needed the help! A friend, the kind that stands the tests of time and changes, listened to my disconcerted heart and … [Read more...] about Are You a Parenting Wreck? Take the Quiz and Find Out!
Forced Humility Defeats Pride When life gets busy I make a do-or-die list with one or two tasks I absolutely must accomplish by the day’s end. Thursday arrived and the truck remained parked in the casino parking lot. I knew I needed to deal with it so the truck made the list. Somehow, some way I would move that truck. That’s exactly how we began our day. Moving Trucks … [Read more...] about Forced Humility Defeats Pride: Writing in the Wait
The New School A few text messages later our family walked into our new school. A painful excitement filled my heart. As much as I wanted to follow God’s plans for our family a return to the classroom after years away terrified me. I enjoyed the rhythm and flexibility of our life and that was coming to a screeching halt. Our self-employed life came to a screeching halt and … [Read more...] about The New School: Writing in the Wait
Exfoliate California Barely forty-eight hours after arriving in North Idaho we headed to the DMV. Along the way “people”, you know, those voices never again pinpointed but still screaming, advised us to swiftly ditch our California license plates as soon as possible. When we woke that Monday morning, our mission was clear: Exfoliate California. Post Box 1117 Driving off the … [Read more...] about Exfoliate California: Writing in the Wait
Grief, usually viewed as the single entity death wears other faces. Though we grieve from the earliest moments of our lives it's rare that we develop a process for coping with grief until something devastating happens in our lives. Everyone is familiar with heartache and disappointment. With my divorce, miscarriages, unexpected death of my favorite person (aside my husband) and … [Read more...] about Grief: More than death; the Deepest Heartache for Kids and Adults Alike