Tag Archives: Parenting

Motherhood, Unexpected

Motherhood, Unexpected

I always wanted to be a mom. Sure, there were other ambitions along the way—some highly imaginative (like my dreams of becoming a professional tightrope walker or Broadway performer), others more realistic and eventually attained (earning my teaching credential, going skydiving, living outside of California). But Wife and Mom were the two titles I wanted… Continue Reading

Opportunities for Grace

Opportunities for Grace

The silence should have tipped me off to the fact that something was amiss. Every parent knows that a mysteriously quiet child is sleeping, sick, or up to no good. But to be honest, I was too exhausted to notice or care. Charleston and I were less than thirty minutes into our morning, and already… Continue Reading

Charleston’s Gold Stars

Charleston’s Gold Stars

Winter is a heavy accumulation season for our family, and for Charleston in particular, thanks to the compounding factors of Christmas and his January birthday. (Poor family planning on my part, I know.) Consequently, Charleston has added a number of exciting new items to his arsenal of toys and accessories in the past few months. In… Continue Reading

What I Learned in 2017

What I Learned in 2017

It’s true what they say, life really does speed up with each passing year. I could have sworn that I just pressed Publish on What I Learned in 2016, and here I am sitting down to reflect on yet another year. It’s funny to think about what has changed in the last twelve months, and what… Continue Reading

Lately // September 2017

Lately // September 2017

My last few personal updates have been on the sadish side—perhaps more dramatically so than I had intended, as evidenced by the concerned messages I received from readers who began checking in to see if I was doing okay. Thankfully, my moods have taken a drastic turn for the better in the past few weeks,… Continue Reading

In the Spotlight: Podcasts for Parents

In the Spotlight: Podcasts for Parents

Wherever you are on the parenting journey—from expectant parent to empty nester—I’m sure you will agree that while much of parenting comes naturally, there is a lot that doesn’t: birthing, caring for, and raising a child is one of life’s greatest joys and also one of its biggest challenges. Though I’m less than two years… Continue Reading

Lately // September 2016

Lately // September 2016

Isn’t September wonderful? It offers the same fresh start as the New Year, but without January’s dreary weather or post-Christmas blues. September = Summer Weather AND new beginnings, plus all things pumpkin, with a healthy dose of autumn decor added in; what’s not to love?! This month has definitely felt like a new chapter for… Continue Reading