Dry erase calendar disdain

I haven't filled out my kitchen dry erase calendar for the month of May yet, and it's May 10. Filling out the calendar is typically a chore I take care of right away because it helps me keep my head on straight and make sure everyone gets where they're supposed to. But I've put it [...]

Barn boots at a funeral

I'm so lucky that my life provides such great material for my "mother of the year" application. Last week my aunt passed away and we attended the visitation on Friday evening. My hubby had to work past the start of the wake, so I got the kiddos ready and we drove separately. I have a horrible [...]

Faith like a child

Last night we had a community ecumenical service celebrating Jesus' life, death and resurrection. I helped organize the event and it was held at our church, so I brought my two older kiddos to the service while my sweet hubby kept our little guy at home. He's cutting eye teeth. We had already been to church [...]

Sneetches are sneetches

I co-teach religion classes at our church and we're so efficient we were running out of curriculum material! There was also a rumor that our class was considered "boring" so I decided to mix it up a bit before we break for Easter. I remembered one time in high school we had this really neat choir [...]

The plague

Sister moms, can I get an alleluia that flu season is almost over?! I should've never uttered the words, "My kids hardly ever get sick." It was a true statement until this year. This year the plague hit our house starting in January and I'm hardly exaggerating when I say that we have taken turns [...]


Yesterday I spent the morning at a consignment sale with my sister, who is a new first time mom. We were chatting about how darn fast those babies grow up. I've probably told her a million times that they're small for about five minutes, because after three little ones, it's 100 percent true every time. [...]


My youngest son was born in November and was our first winter baby. Our other two were born during the summer months when the days are long and the weather is nice in the Midwest. A few weeks after he was born and the newness had worn off and the congratulatory casseroles stopped coming, I [...]


Warm hands on a coffee cup....public officials that crack jokes...Fisher Price barnyard sets. I recently impulse bought "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp at Hobby Lobby. I realize I'm a little late to the game on this one as it's a few years old but what a perspective changing book it is! Voskamp talks about [...]

Election Hangover

When you get older, hangovers last longer. So we're on day two after the presidential election and we're still trying to heal. I'm so thankful that we only elect a president every four years, because I think the worst in humanity comes out on social media the day after a general election. I've spent a [...]

Middle of the Night Disdai

Middle of the night disdain is the worst. During the day there's so much going on, especially during this season of life. There's plenty to distract me from my shortcomings in life during the day. There's diapers to change, assignment books to sign and the laundry doesn't seem to do itself, at least at my [...]