Earlier this week I was throwing myself a pity-party. The thing I like about pity parties is that they can be thrown without planning and there’s always yummy food served, like chocolate, ice cream, and high-carb treats you might not otherwise snack on. As an added bonus, you can almost always get sympathy. And, if you’re lucky, a friend will join you (and bring a dessert to share). My pity-party was a result of feeling inadequate for a book challengeRead More →

Mothers know how hectic mornings can be; in fact, how crazy it can be anytime you need to get somewhere with the family. Stuff happens. The alarm doesn’t go off, someone can’t find their shoes, you misplaced the car keys, and a dozen other things that tend to keep you from being someplace on time. Yesterday morning was one of those times for me. I overslept and didn’t wake up until 30 minutes before we needed to be at church.Read More →

As I fixed my coffee this morning I glanced out the kitchen window and saw a beautiful red cardinal hopping along the wooden deck rail. It stopped, head bobbing in various directions, and appeared to stare at me through the window. I ran to get my cell phone to video record the delightful creature, but when I returned it was gone. It got me thinking about  how fleeting life’s precious moments are, whether they’re brief opportunities to hug your kidsRead More →

            I did not see the telephone pole coming until it slammed into the front of my car. Actually there was not much damage and it would not have been so bad except for one minor detail; I had just turned sixteen and was taking the driving exam to get my license. I was just trying to impress the test administrator with my amazingly skillful maneuvers while making a U-turn. Somehow the turn was not tight enough and beforeRead More →

It’s a wonderful Monday morning! Wonderful because hubby left for work, the kiddos are still asleep, I’ve had my cup of coffee (with whole milk and agave), played a little Castleville to relax my mind, and now I’m ready to dig in to some bon-bons and watch soaps. JUST KIDDING (about the bon-bons and soaps). That’s probably what my husband thinks I do all day, but not so. Today I will be dusting, sweeping, mopping, pulling weeds from the garden,Read More →

You’re here because you love being a homemaker. You might have an outside job due to necessity, but your heart is in the home with your family. You know the importance of raising children with special, tender care so they grow into compassionate, productive adults. You don’t look at taking care of your home as a burden, but as a privilege. You actually enjoy doing things for your husband. Imagine that. Maybe you’re a single mom, struggling to juggle familyRead More →