Tagged: kids

2018!!!

Oh man, 2018 is almost here so now it’s time for me to write a post looking back at the last year and looking forward to the future. The end of 2016 kicked off the hardest year of my life. This has been a year where it felt like all...

One Conversation Isn’t Enough

“Did you wash your hands?” “oh!! No! I forgot” “alright go wash them” 30 seconds later “okay, they are clean” “soap?” “oh! I forgot!!” I have this conversation at least 15 times a day. One conversation about equality, about sexuality, about human rights, it isn’t enough. I have to constantly...

Tell Me More About That

One of my favorite parts of college was when I was able to live off campus my senior year with my aunt. She is a strong, smart and amazing woman and I feel so lucky that I had the chance to spend that time with her. She taught me a phrase...

One Conversation Isn’t Enough

“Did you wash your hands?” “oh!! No! I forgot” “alright go wash them” 30 seconds later “okay, they are clean” “soap?” “oh! I forgot!!” I have this conversation at least 15 times a day. One conversation about equality, about sexuality, about human rights, it isn’t enough. I have to constantly...

North Carolina to Wisconsin to Michigan

North Carolina to Wisconsin to Michigan

Well guys, we did it, we packed up our North Carolina house, cleaned it and picked up my dad from the airport only one hour behind our ambitious schedule.  We spent three days driving to Wisconsin and arrived at our new house.  We were so excited to be out of...

Why don’t you care?

Why don’t you care?

  Why don’t you care? There are kids dying of hunger everywhere There are refugees who need our help There are orphans who need families Why aren’t you helping? There are vets committing suicide There are homeless people begging for help Racism is still an issue Why don’t you care?...

Kids in church 

For the last year, Steve and I spent a lot of time talking, reading and praying about church. What should it look like? How should the music sound? Where should kids go?  We found a church in Asheville. It’s so different from the churches we have been part of for...

The Business of Parenting

The Business of Parenting

I worked in an office for a while, where everything is measured, examined, discussed. Every single thing can be evaluated. I feel this creeping into homes. “How can we best manage our home lives for maximum productivity?” It’s easy to turn parenting into a business. Most parenting books and articles...

Choose Joy…Because I Can’t Handle your Sadness

Choose Joy…Because I Can’t Handle your Sadness

Choose joy Choose happy Let go of pain, of sadness, they only hold you back Think positive thoughts What you put out in the universe comes back to you And so on and so on and so on We say it’s okay to be sad….but we don’t mean it.  Sadness,...

I was tired so we made a cake

I was tired so we made a cake

Usually my crankiness can be tied to two things, amount of sleep and amount of food.  Yesterday morning I was both tired and hungry.  I was not loving and kind. So I decided to bake a cake.  I love baking.  I love the feeling of accomplishment when I pull something...