Have you ever thought that getting your heart broken or not being voted Homecoming queen can actually help you be a better mother? Life is filled with discouragement and obstacles, and how we choose to handle them has a lasting effect on ourselves and families.
New grass is growing in my backyard. This homestead, our home, was quite literally carved out of a mountain just 18 months ago. We’re still working to tame the wilderness. We battle the creepers and crawlers and tiny winged things that seem to insist their home was here first. We pull up weed after […]
When I was eight years old, I started taking piano lessons from the same woman that had instructed my sister, four years my senior. My sister is a very gifted musician. At twelve years old, she demonstrated noticeable and noteworthy talent. It was obviously a gift–music would always be a part of her future. For […]
I sat beside the tub and poured water over Ivy’s belly, wishing I could make the noise and chaos behind me disappear.
It was me they needed. More of my time, more of my energy, more of me.
Let us enjoy the art of living.” -Maya Angelou Not too long ago, I was out with my children running some errands. I’m not sure that I looked frazzled or weary, but because I was out and about with four children, it’s probably pretty safe to assume that I did. A stranger approached, and […]