Category Archives: Reflections

Thankful

Thankful

Popping in today for a Special Edition holiday post reflecting on all I have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. My full list would be long enough to break the internet, so here’s a snapshot, in no particular order. 1) For my smokin’ hot husband who is patient with my mood swings, encourages my dreams,… Continue Reading

Grace for My Parenting Journey TODAY

Grace for My Parenting Journey TODAY

When Charleston was just a few months old, we attended a playdate with some older kids, including one child who was two. Let’s call him Jackson. Poor little Jackson was having a rough day. And he wanted us all to know about it. He was defiant, cruel towards the other kids, and engaged in one… Continue Reading

Lately // October 2018

Lately // October 2018

November is off to a strong start, but I need to take a moment to reflect on last month before I feel ready to move forward. October has always been one of my favorite months—some years it’s my very favorite month—and this October did not disappoint! We rang in the month with a visit from my… Continue Reading

Why I Value Reading Aloud

Why I Value Reading Aloud

“Mom, will you read me a book?” My son utters these words numerous times per day, every day, and though the timing isn’t always right, it’s a request I never tire of hearing and one that I indulge whenever possible. Because I believe that, apart from cultivating Charleston’s relationship with Jesus, reading with him is… Continue Reading

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