Christianity · Uncategorized

Turn down the volume on your life

  Even in trying to unwind you are still doing something. How often do you sit still? No television, phones, nothing. No noise. My life has been overwhelmingly crazy lately. I usually chalk it up to life as a mom of six. I take it in stride. I usually have a humorous approach to it. Yet,…… Continue reading Turn down the volume on your life

Christianity · Uncategorized

Just breathe…

  The laundry room floor is filled with the laundry of three of my children. Wash, dry, sort, fold; yet it tells a story of a family that lives, eats, works, and plays. My receipts have been staring menacingly at me for far too long. They need to be entered into the budget and categorized.…… Continue reading Just breathe…

grief · Uncategorized

The rainbow after the storm: Interview with Jennifer Ross

Since the loss of my son  nearly four years ago, I have had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people who have become a part of my journey. One of those that really stands out is my friend and author Jennifer Ross.  Jennifer and I had an immediate connection as we bonded over the loss…… Continue reading The rainbow after the storm: Interview with Jennifer Ross

faith · parenting · Uncategorized

Mom, mom, mommy, mother?

MOM! MOM! MOM! Kid #1 “Mom, mom, mommy” Kid #3 interrupting kid #1, “MOM!” Kid #6 “Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy” (interrupting all the others) Me:” Quit mommying me to death.” Kid #1 “Mom?” Me: “I changed my name. I will no longer answer to anything you previously called me” Kids: “To what? Mommy, mom, mother,…… Continue reading Mom, mom, mommy, mother?

grief · Uncategorized

Roller coaster of grief

Four years ago this month my husband and I were dealing with the news that our unborn son was going to die. We were the given the diagnosis that our child was deemed incompatible with life. No chance of survival at one. None.  Read here for more…. We had gone from overwhelming excitement at expecting…… Continue reading Roller coaster of grief

Christianity · Uncategorized

Glory in the midst of the chaos

We are on day three of dealing with sick children. Sickness from both ends. Middle of the night vomiting. Dirty sheets, numerous baths, and stained pillows.  My washing machine has been running non-stop for three days.  One urgent care visit. Antibiotics and painkillers for one child. Only one child attended school today, while five are…… Continue reading Glory in the midst of the chaos