Why I’m Not Changing Anything in 2016

It’s January 1, 2016 and you may have resolutions on your mind. It’s a new year and time to create a new you. Right?! You want to be better, do better, and have more in life. It’s time to change who you are! But I don’t plan to change a single thing about myself this year. I know, it sounds pretty cocky doesn’t it? It’s … Continue reading Why I’m Not Changing Anything in 2016

Spreading Christmas Blessings and Graces All Year Long

A few years ago I was going through some boxes I had packed up and stored in the closet. They were filled with things I didn’t know what to do with. As I opened the boxes and went through them, I was overwhelmed at all the Christmas cards I had saved. Pictures of friends and their children smiled up at me. I read through old … Continue reading Spreading Christmas Blessings and Graces All Year Long

The Late Night Adventures of a Tired Pirate Mama

It’s the middle of the night, about 4 am, and a little one cries out. I roll myself to the edge of my bed and slide out. It’s hard to walk because I am so tired. As I make my way across the hallway to go see why Leo is crying, I try my hardest to avoid stepping on the toys that have somehow made … Continue reading The Late Night Adventures of a Tired Pirate Mama

An Advent Tradition: The Jesse Tree

With Advent just around the corner (less than a week away!), I thought  this week I would share a few Advent traditions that we do at our house. It is important to me that during this time we make sure our children understand the true reasons we are preparing to celebrate Christmas. In a world where commercialism reigns, these little family traditions can help us … Continue reading An Advent Tradition: The Jesse Tree

A Shameful Encounter

Today I witnessed something very shameful but very indicative of our society. There was a morbidly obese man in a motorized chair that came into the grocery store I was at. He was probably the largest man I have ever personally seen. Savannah, Emma, and I said hello to him as he passed us and asked him how his day was going. We spoke just a few … Continue reading A Shameful Encounter

Protecting Our Human Cubs: A Reflection on Cecil the Lion and Planned Parenthood

This is a very personal and painful post for me to share with the world. I put my heart completely in your hands today as I share with you pictures of our son William in a way I have never shared before. I have prayed over the decision to share this and I hope that he will help bring light and understanding to those who read … Continue reading Protecting Our Human Cubs: A Reflection on Cecil the Lion and Planned Parenthood

The Day the Shitter was Full

Ok, so maybe this isn’t the classiest title I have ever come up with, but this isn’t going to be a very classy post as it is about poop. Hopefully you will forgive me for my crudeness…. Maybe you’ve seen Christmas Vacation as many times as we have and can recite the lines by heart. If that’s the case you’ll understand the picture below all … Continue reading The Day the Shitter was Full