The Struggle With Struggle

Photo courtesy of Dave Dunford “I can’t do it.  It’s too hard!” “Yes you can do it.  You are a big boy.  You can get your pajamas on all by yourself.” I could hear the cries reverberating down the hallway as my husband worked with our 3-year-old in an effort to help our son gain […]

How to Organize All Your Kids Stuff

The beginning of a new school year allows a little more time for us to get our homes in order. Here is a system we use for organizing some of the kids’ items that works well for us. When we deal with the clutter in our homes, our minds can focus a little bit better. […]

When Life Takes A Hard Turn

************Today’s post is a guest post from a friend of mine, Kathryn Jackson, from Atlanta.  No introduction I can write is adequate to capture the beauty of her soul.  I first met Kathryn through mutual friends.  We were planning to homeschool our children, we had 2 toddlers and were done having kids.  Until God brought the […]

The Cycle of Life

3 years ago we drove our oldest son to his first day of kindergarten.  I cried for weeks leading up to that day and wondered how I would manage on his big day.  As we were leaving our neighborhood that morning, I heard a mom shout, “Freedom!” as her child entered the doors of the bus.  […]

7 Ways to Celebrate the End of Summer

Summer is coming to a close and a new chapter is waiting to begin.  For some, summer is not over until the calendar says so, which is around September 21st.  For others, the end of summer is made official Labor Day weekend.  And for others the end of summer is when the kids go back to […]

Breathe Deep

As his body squirms down into the soft fold of white sheets, his arm comes up to form a hook that fits perfectly around my neck, pulling me down into his bed next to him.  The way his arm hooks around my neck gently pulls my face directly into the side of his.  I breathe deep […]