Category Archives: Reflections

Dreaming Small

Dreaming Small

A few weeks ago I found myself sitting around a table with a handful of other young moms, talking about the places our minds go in our darkest moments. We confessed to concerns for our kids’ health and safety; to constant worries that we are failing as moms; to our desires to support our husbands… Continue Reading

What’s Working for Me This Fall: My Big List of Traditions and To-Do’s for September Through December

What’s Working for Me This Fall: My Big List of Traditions and To-Do’s for September Through December

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel some end-of-year stress going on. Every year, once September hits, I feel like I’ve boarded a speed train to the end of December. While there’s a lot to love about this time of year (Boot weather! Pumpkins! Fall colors!), these -ber months are so jam-packed… Continue Reading

October Verse of the Month: Psalm 31:19

October Verse of the Month: Psalm 31:19

“But what if God doesn’t have the movie Bolt at His house in Heaven?” This was Charleston’s panicked question at dinner the other night. The tears welling up in his eyes were evidence of how deeply this concern had been weighing on him. His faith was in the balance; for Charleston, a God who couldn’t… Continue Reading

Mom Guilt

Mom Guilt

Every motherhood journey is different. Some women arrive at motherhood accidentally, others after years of infertility. Women become mothers through birth, adoption, and marriage, via C-section and legal paperwork and natural birth. There are almost always tears, though the ratio of happy to heartbroken varies. And our experiences within our mothering roles are just as… Continue Reading

Lately // September 2018

Lately // September 2018

I’m always surprised by how quickly the seasons turn, and how rapidly I adjust. By nature I am resistant to change, growing anxious in anticipation of a shift and preemptively mourning what is about to pass. The end of summer is especially bittersweet. But each year when September arrives, we settle into the rhythms of… Continue Reading