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Engage

When my mom first told us she was leaving the dental field to go back to school, I thought her mid-life crisis was surely upon us. Her job was secure and our teeth were straight. Being a college student myself at the time, I couldn’t understand what would have possibly prompted this choice to go… Read More Engage

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We’ll Be Okay

I don’t often wake up in the 5:00’s, but when I do it’s to hold a bucket for a sick kid or meet a friend. I prefer the latter. For over a year now, gosh, maybe 2 years (Lord, where is my memory?), I set my alarm twice on Wednesday night and by 5:40 on… Read More We’ll Be Okay

Motherhood, Truth

A Reminder of Worth

I had to catch myself. Our oldest daughter was in her last weeks of Kindergarten and, side note, I was notably impressed with the durability of that light blue folder she brought to and from school every day. How did it not disintegrate into 2,746 pieces from the rain and applesauce spills over the year?… Read More A Reminder of Worth

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Beginning the Conversation

I was prepared for early morning schedules and packing her lunchbox everyday. I was prepared for Friday homeschooling and the onslaught of school fundraisers. I was even somewhat emotionally prepared to have a full-time Kindergartener. But I wasn’t prepared for lice. It’s been far enough out now that I can laugh and have a mildly… Read More Beginning the Conversation

Motherhood, Truth

Some Scrappy Audacity

I’ve been mulling in the unknown. There have been hundreds of questions with little direction. It’s exciting and intimidating. It’s both broad and narrow. I’m writing a book. I feel like I’ve been writing the same book since high school with 23 versions. Sitting at our dining table now, I think back to one of… Read More Some Scrappy Audacity