Running On Empty

It’s been a long, festive weekend, and the kids aren’t the only ones who are worn out! Early mornings, late nights, cranky kids, plenty of home “recovery” to do (laundry, dishes, etc.), and third trimester pregnancy. Every load of laundry requires two flights of stairs each way, and I’m just not having it! The kids protest at … Continue reading

But First, Laundry…

But First, Laundry…

Laundry… Without it, we’d all be naked. Or just really stinky from wearing the same dirty clothes every day… Or broke from buying new clothes every day…  Admittedly, there are days when I feel like all I do is laundry. Wash, dry, fold, repeat. Seriously, how many pairs of leggings can a kid wear in … Continue reading

Are You Comfortable With the Cross?

Today is Good Friday. The day we honor the  price paid for our redemption: the brutal execution of God’s perfect and holy Son in our stead. Every year, our church (along with countless others) put on a musical, and most years I have participated. It combines two of my favorite things: theater and telling people … Continue reading

Happiest New Year!

Confession: I started my “new year’s resolutions” a little early. That way, I knew I had some time to get into the habits for a “flawless” transition into the new year. Okay, so I started three days before the new  year… hardly enough time to develop a habit. Or maybe it was just my way … Continue reading

Twelve Months of Christmas – Intro

I know what you’re thinking… Twelve months of Christmas?! Shouldn’t that be twelve days? I mean, I like Christmas and all, but twelve months is a whole year… And doesn’t that make Christmas less special? But I did mean twelve months of Christmas! Not twelve months of celebrating, of having the house decorated and lights … Continue reading

Manageable Goals

Is there a way you could take all your weaknesses (or at least most of them) and sum them up in one word, phrase, or sentence? I can. My biggest frustration with myself, and the reason I have so many messes in so many places. Unfinished tasks. I wanted to clean my kitchen for my … Continue reading

Milestone Motivators: Happy Birthday to Me!

Remember as a kid when we wanted “cool” stuff for our birthdays? Toys, clothes, experiences, special meals and our favorite cake decorated with our favorite colors or characters? And now as grown-ups, our birthday requests are centered more on other people and making life more manageable. Stuff like vacuum cleaners and time spent with family. … Continue reading

Power of Words: “Right Now”

We all have rough days. Some years we have 365 in a row. But when addressing a challenging situation, I’ve learned two words that make it more bearable. They put things into perspective. Whatever my frustration or impossible situation, I describe it as being “right now.” Read these sentences, then reread them with the added … Continue reading

Too Soon to Party?

Too Soon to Party?

We’ve just come off of what is quite possibly the busiest season of our lives. And we wanted to celebrate with some friends. So we sent out invitations and cleaned like CrAzY! There was a point in time when I doubted my decision to have people over so soon. After all, we had been in … Continue reading