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.
When did you know you loved me? I asked last night. I’m one of these cheesy wives that often whispers, “Tell me something beautiful” just because I like to hear him talk. *About me, of course.* Usually he doesn’t answer things like this the way I imagine he would–he just says a vague time frame … More An ode to my love
I tried for seven years to get pregnant. Seven. That’s seven birthdays. Seven Christmases. Seven changes of weather that turned the summer trees to shades of amber and then disappeared under seven new blankets of snow. But seven felt like a hundred. I missed my baby without even having met him yet. I longed for … More He knew me at 24 weeks
Jesus always deserves the crown. Of course. And we see Mary with the halo. Much deserved. But last night as my husband and I took our kids to a Lights of Christmas festival in Warm Beach, I noticed something interesting about the nativity. Lights of Christmas is a beautiful village of lights ranging from Santa … More I’m trying to be like Joseph
I’ve had a headache for two weeks straight now. You think that’s an exaggeration. I can assure you it is not. *Here’s where all the moms nod their heads in unison* My sweet, perfect, amazing baby boy with a huge smile and scrunchy nose is not so perfect at night sometimes. Especially lately, he just … More I’ll still love you in the night
“Do you agree to submit to your husband emotionally, spiritually, physically–as well as sexually?” That was a question that was asked to me in a BYU-I office when I was 22 years old. Sexually? Like how? I had a rock on my left hand that I looked at and twisted nervously. I was dumbly, naively, … More If Sam Young’s LDS excommunication doesn’t outrage you, you’re doing something wrong.
It isn’t ever like we imagine. The picture we create in our heads–the expectations we tend to have–they never truly manifest the same way we imagine them up to be. Sometimes we go years wishing for something. Sometimes we’re given something we really have trouble handling, not even knowing it’s the very thing someone else … More For all that God refused me