• Mixed Emotions About Next School Year

    School Year 2021-2022? My Emotions Are Mixed

    Paperwork has been submitted for my son to start preschool next year and my daughter’s spot in kindergarten is confirmed. It should be a time of celebrating milestones. Instead I’m filled with a mix of exhaustion, anticipation and dread about the upcoming school year. We all have high hopes for next school year to get back to “normal” but at this point, I have my doubts. Will things ever be “normal” again or will we push forward with all the continued uncertainty and moving pieces that we now call “normal”? Because, frankly, all this uncertainty and moving pieces has left me a little traumatized, a lot overwhelmed and so, so…

  • My Kids Aren’t Picky Eaters & Meal Time Is Still A Fight

    It’s a control thing. Eating. And I’m not quite sure why this is the particular area where they choose to dig their feet in. But I’m more than sure that I have zero desire to engage in the fight. Not anymore anyway. We have been blessed with a couple little kiddos who are anything but picky eaters. In fact, name me another 3 year old who requests seconds of asparagus and mushrooms. Drawing a blank? I know, it shocks even me. Still. We don’t fight about eating their veggies or drinking their milk. The fight is about eating in general. Or it was… I’ve decided these kids are big enough…

  • Book Review: Fearless Parenting by Sarah Blount

    “Why would I even want to bring a child into this wicked world?”. Words uttered from my very own mouth. Words I wasn’t quite convinced of but my struggle to have children left me grasping for all the reasons why it would be better if I just didn’t… Even though God had really laid it on my heart. But seriously, why? So much pain, disaster, acts of evil that leave brokenness and death in its wake… Perhaps one of the reasons this book pulled me in so quickly is because a variation of that same question came right at the beginning. Words I identied with…then…and now. Because this world is…