I want to raise a generation of kids that are free. I want my boys to explore. To be adventurous. To ask questions, to look at things and wonder why and why not. I want to raise up a generation that isn’t afraid to get dirty. I want my boys to never lose their sense […]Read More i want to raise a generation…
I didn’t grow up with sisters. I have one younger brother, and spent my childhood bossing him around, convincing him to play Barbies. I always wondered what it’d be like to have a sister. Could I borrow clothes from her? Would we braid each other’s hair, a la Little House on the Prairie? And let’s […]Read More sister, sister
These boys are going to be great big brothers. Our little tribe is growing! After lots of prepping and praying, we’re thrilled to share that we’re adding to our family through adoption. We’re grateful for your love and support as we go into this journey of bringing a new little one into our hearts and home. We look […]Read More party of 5
I woke up to a toddler in fuzzy footie PJs lying on top of me, and rolled over to meet my other son’s little brown toes aiming for my face. Throughout the night, we managed to attract a two-year-old, a four-year-old, and an over-weight dog under the covers of our queen bed. This morning, as I collected morning kisses […]Read More hope springs forth: it is good
On Thursday nights, I’d shuffle two little boys into their PJs, perform more than one dramatic reading of “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,” and whisper goodnight prayers. Then, I’d tuck away under a blanket of my own, grabbing the remote and keeping tissues in sight. Thursdays were for “Parenthood” — the show that […]Read More Parenthood was an amazing TV series. Period.
Parenthood is a straight-up adventure. These imaginative little boys of mine take me on wild rides all the time. And while there are certainly times when I want to tuck-and-roll, most of my motherhood moments are magical. My heart swells when I see them slay dragons and fight fires and tackle monsters. Sometimes I have to remember to toss […]Read More play with your kids
We’ve spent the day snuggled under blankets, watching sparkling snow add layer after soft layer, stretching as far as we can see. We’ve played trains and built towers and watched a little Mickey Mouse, too. And that great big piece of my heart that is carved out for being a mama is filled to the brim. […]Read More fresh snow, new beginnings, and motherhood