We are entering week two of summer vacation, and I have already had to run away from home once because the kids were driving me (and each other) crazy. Thank God I have a teenager who can cover for me in moments like these! Overall, though, it has been a good first week, and I […]
When I went into labor with my first child three weeks early, our plans for a home birth went out the window. We rushed to the hospital, where I gave birth to a boy weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz and having some respiratory difficulty. The NICU doctor whisked him away, and I found him an […]
For those of you who don’t receive my newsletter (yet), you may not have heard that my story, A “Be-the-Gift” Birthday, was chosen out of thousands of submissions to be included in the upcoming release of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness. It hits bookstores next Tuesday, February 7th, and in celebration, […]
(This piece was originally published in Cedarburg Bridge.) Stark, solemn trees stand sentinel along our streets. The earth is barren, cold and hard beneath our feet. In January, winter settles into our bones like a bear into his cave. Gone is the joyous ringing of bells, shining lights, and shimmering splendor of the holidays. The […]
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 After the hustle and bustle of December, we are expected to charge into January, guns blazing, our lists of resolutions tucked firmly under our arms. We make grand plans for personal growth and wellness: exercise more, eat […]
It’s been so long, I’m not quite sure where to begin. Should I start with the funeral I attended today or with the stroke my mother had one month ago? Should I share my ongoing concern for my son with Crohn’s, who has been suffering from a flare for over a week now? Or, perhaps […]
Today, I am guest posting at What to Watch. For this week’s family movie night, we were delighted by The Peanuts Movie. Charles Schulz may be gone, but his spirit lives on through these endearing characters. Read my review here.
“Continually restate to yourself what the purpose of your life is. The destined end of man is not happiness, nor health, but holiness.” Oswald Chambers For the past two weeks, I have been on a journey to sugar-free, plant-based eating. In yesterday’s post, I said that today I would share some of the books I’ve […]