• Dear Momma of a “Problem” Child

    Dear Momma, Did you get a call from the teacher today? Or worse, from the principal?  How many days has he been on “red” so far this year?  How are YOU doing? Everyone knows, don’t they? He knows, you know, the teacher knows, his classmates know, it feels like the whole world knows—that YOUR child is the “problem” child. You see the glances from the other parents. Their well-meaning smiles hide what must be judgmental thought-bubbles. I used to imagine that they thought, “If only you disciplined him better.” Or, “You act like you care, but at home you must be a…

  • Let Them in on the Miracle, Momma!

    We pray in the car almost every morning on the way to school. Occasionally we’ll pray for some specific requests, but most days our school-ride prayers are general: for safety, for guidance in our activities, and for the ability to…

  • Can I Tell You a Story?

    Can I tell you my story? I don’t think I have ever told this story before. Most moms spend their pregnancies in exciting anticipation, eagerly checking off the days until their due date—and my first pregnancy started off that way. …

  • Choosing to Brake

    This post by Summer Wilson originally appeared on the Transparency Project. There are times in life when it seems like all the things are going perfectly. Granted, they don’t happen often, but they DO happen. Green lights the whole way…

  • Not Quite Supermoms of the Bible

    So I wrote a book. Last summer. I wrote it in 30 days. It was an ebook. And everyone asked one question: “When is the paperback coming out?” Within two weeks of launching my ebook, I began working on the…

  • No Regrets.

    If I think about it, there are a lot of circumstances I might regret as a mom–how I handled something, how I responded–the list might fill a book. But I’m convinced I’m supposed to live with no regrets–especially when it…

  • Jesus Has a Message for Busy Moms

    “I had a bad dream,” my almost-six-year-old daughter cried as she walked into our room in the ungodly hours of the morning. My sweet husband gently put her back in bed and prayed with her.  The next evening, she mentioned…

  • I’m Married to Jack from This is Us…And I Know His Secret

    The brilliance of the show This is Us is the use of universal themes. We can all relate to parts of the show–if not all of it–at times. Tragedy mixed with normal life, relationships stretched to breaking points, and family…

  • Photoshopped

    Have you read the story about the family whose pictures were touched up so badly that they don’t look human anymore? We all giggled with a tiny shriek of horror as we saw the cartoon-like faces. I mean, one can’t…

  • A Little Bit of Heaven on Earth

    Home. It’s such a warm word.  It’s the place where we feel safe, where our children feel safe.  It’s where we can actually be ourselves, isolated from the rest of the world with all of its criticism and danger and…