I awoke suddenly and thumped into the bathroom across the hall. It was well after midnight, and I needed to go, a common situation as a past-due pregnant woman. I sat on the toilet, not fully awake. I had a cramp. And then another. And then another. That was no cramp. It was a full-on... Continue Reading →
My Epiphany from Under the Kitchen Sink
epiphany noun epiph·a·ny \i-ˈpi-fə-nē\ an intuitive grasp of reality through something (as an event) usually simple and striking; an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure; a revealing scene or moment I recently had an opportunity to go to a Christian women’s retreat, and because I’d be leaving my husband and teenage daughters for the weekend, I got... Continue Reading →
Would you like fruit, or weeds?
My kids are very much like my garden. Sometimes they produce the fruit I expect, and sometimes they produce weeds. Other times they wilt and wither until I pour a little love on them. I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately because the sun has been shining, and it seems like winter is behind... Continue Reading →
Character Building is Good for Everyone!
When I started homeschooling eight years ago, another homeschooling friend told me that she spent some days working solely on character building. When families have young kids, it’s pretty common for parents to focus on things like encouraging kids to be nice to each other, to show respect to others—you know, being kind. And as... Continue Reading →