It’s hard to get to church every Sunday these days. My soul has been heavy lately–and that makes it harder. Between work, toddlers, toddlers (did I say toddlers?) and crazy schedules, it can take every last ounce of energy. But last Sunday we committed to making the last service of the day–and we sat in … More If you don’t care about Ukraine–you are distracted.
I lay here and watch my two-year-old sleep with his hand still clenched around a half-bottle of milk. Trucks and dinosaurs and stop signs from his rotating night light dance across the ceiling and his comforter and his face. Each time the big T-Rex rotates over him it highlights those long lashes and those little … More This isn’t a ‘progressive’ time: It’s a wicked one.
You are exactly what the world needs right now. Did you know that? Exactly what your spouse needs. What your babies need. What your team at works need. My pageant is encouraging all of us to use social media this year for transparency and honesty and outreaches of love. And although I’ve blogged and I’ve … More You are what the world needs right now.
I’ve been scared to write. I used to blog at least once a month. I’ve been blogging since 2011. I’m known for being mouthy on my blogs, tackling sensitive issues, and being quite opinionated. I came from a Mormon conservative blogger background to a political, hands-in-all-pots, I’ve-got-something-to-say, Most-liberal-republican-you’ll-ever-meet blogger. But then BLM happened. The trend … More Unmute Yourself: A message from your white friend
I woke up with a sweaty little foot in my face. And no, it wasn’t my husband. My toddler woke up in the night with a nightmare and he found his way between us, and like clockwork, he turned horizontally and pushed both of us to the edges of the what’s supposed to be a … More In small spaces
I never watch awards shows. Ever. This is a sentence that made my movie-buff of a husband recoil when we were dating, but he’s since slinked over to my side as year by year the Oscars, Grammy’s, Golden Globes, Academy Awards and the plethora of others have become platforms for political speeches and soap box … More No, Michelle Williams: You didn’t win.
Anyone with a child knows how freaking hard it is. The financial, emotional, spiritual weight that comes along with parenting. The worries. The late nights. The constant “Am I doing this right?!” Anyone with two children knows it even better. Three, and you’ve got suffocation half the week and brief panic attacks in the car. … More I never knew why mom put the earrings back: Until now.
It’s a popular thing right now, as a woman, to hate the patriarchy. It’s amusing I’m starting out with this thought when in fact, I don’t mean for this to be a political post whatsoever. I don’t want to go into trending topics, my feelings on controversial laws or leaders. But this morning here at … More I love my patriarchy: A Father’s Day message
When I first began blogging I wrote a blog called, “God will give you more than you can handle”. It garnished over a million hits overnight and since then it’s taken off in ways I can’t believe. It was the start of my blogging journey–the push for me to keep writing because there were people … More God doesn’t care what you think of His plan.
My eyes are pretty much sealed shut this morning. The first explanation is I’m a mom. I know I might have lost about half of you to that statement. (*Men* cough cough) The other half, you sisters, probably feel me. I was up literally all night (and I’m using the word correctly in this case) … More Sister, it’s time to believe what he says about you.