I called my parents as I drove to a friend’s house for our weekly Bible Study. I only had about 8 minutes if I drove the speed limit down the windy road, but I missed them and knew those 8 minutes would be well-worth it. We try to connect every week at some point, even… Read More Power and Whispers
I’ll Go First: Infertility to Adoption to Surprise! Written by: Jen Harris Even when I was young, I knew I wanted to be Mama. I was never the career type as I didn’t quite know what I’d want to do for traditional work. But there was no question as to whether or not I’d be… Read More I’ll Go First: Infertility to …
7 Things I Did to Face Debt and Take Charge Written By: Amanda Courtney Talking about money and budgets is never fun… I’ll go first. I will never forget going with my mom to pick-up our food stamps from the local office and then standing in line at the grocery store to use them, only… Read More I’ll Go First: 7 Things I Did to Face Debt and Take Charge
What a profound moment and a remarkable man. Izzy had a homework assignment over the long weekend to write down her dream, following a few highlights from her Scholastic “Let’s Find Out” booklet, which outlined Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream Speech” of 1963. For the last couple of days, between playing… Read More Why Does It Matter, Mama?
I’ve been mulling over an idea for quite some time now. What if, the stories we’ve collected through our genes, our failures, our triumphs, our “I’ll give it a shot” moments, our daily-grind minds; our stories of love, of heartache, of regret, of loss, of joy; times shared, times spent in solitude; all connected… Read More I’ll Go First: Free to Feel
Competition is life right now for our 5 year old. Oh, I’m sorry. Our 5 AND A HALF year old, as she reminds me on the daily. Because she is more than 5. Closer to 6. Closer to first grade than her sisters are. How could I forget to add those bonus months? How… Read More That’s Great, But …
I’m sitting on my bed as our 2.5 year old screams from hers, “Not me, Mama. No nap me, Mama.” Oh sister. One day you will want a nap. One day I will have a hard time getting you not to sleep in the middle of the day. But this is today and I will… Read More The “S” Word