parenting.

  Maybe it’s been my attempts at doing nightly Advent readings during the month of December.  Or the conversations that sneak up on me with my teenagers at bedtime.  The way one of my kids looked at me with genuine surprise when I said I enjoyed the singing...

Five Finds Friday (mailbox surprises & a video)

  This week feels a little like it’s been two weeks long.  I’d call it a pretty productive week, but also a week with full evenings and sometimes that equals a really tiring week too. Here we are though – at the week’s end with Friday at...

friendship

  Even when friends directly say the words to my face, sometimes I have a hard time believing them. Even when those friends are gracious enough to write the words down in a held-in-my-own-hand tangible sort of way, I am tempted to doubt their sincerity. You see,...

being okay; being the parent

  I thought they were all asleep. There were kitchen chores to do.  I turned on some music, lit a candle, rolled up my sleeves and got down to work. Sometimes I like baking in the quiet of the night in my eternally gritty yet somehow cozy little kitchen.  Because...