The Secrets of Little Birds & Children

  Early summer mornings are a good place for little birds and little children to meet. If you slow down long enough, you might get lucky enough to witness such a moment. That's what happened this morning. The sun was barely awake, and so were we. Early morning air filtered through the back screen door, … Continue reading The Secrets of Little Birds & Children

A Mom is Many Things

A mom is many things. To one mom, this phrase overwhelms.  Her many things are an accumulation of the seemingly never-ending daily duties and demands. To another mom, this phrase encourages. Her many things are an accumulation of the seemingly miraculous things she is able to accomplish in a single day. In 70 days I'll … Continue reading A Mom is Many Things

Tea Talk

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The Power of Point of View

Having five kids means every story in my house has up to five different points of view. Now there are times when having multiple perspectives on a situation is advantageous, but most of the time the story ends with an unsolved mystery and me at the helm of a carpet cleaner, vacuum, or roll of … Continue reading The Power of Point of View

Beware the Barrenness of a Busy Life

The closest feeling to drowning without the presence of water is trying to take care of small children without the presence of others for guidance and support. At one point in my stay-at-home motherhood journey, three of my children were in diapers and the two older ones were being homeschooled. My husband helped as much … Continue reading Beware the Barrenness of a Busy Life