Cleaning the Kitchen

When Dave and I decided to overhaul our life, one of my big personal goals was to tidy up the house every night before I went to bed. If George’s toys are put away, the kitchen sink is empty of dishes and its counters wiped down, the trash is taken out, and the bathroom is […]

The Power of HALT

I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m not a very patient person. My husband should be the second, but he’s too gracious to ever admit what he and I both know to be true (and I love you for that, babe 😉 ). I’ve always admired an aunt of mine, whom I believe is […]

What We’re Reading – February 2015

February was a slow month for us. It was wonderful. We were snowed in for about a week, which meant Dave’s classes were cancelled and George and I got him all to ourselves. The slowness also meant that I was able to read frequently and for longer periods of time. Here are the books we […]

10 Questions Every Parent Has About Curious George

When I was first born, my parents got me a little Curious George stuffed animal, and that became my lovey through my entire childhood. To this day, I still have that stuffed animal (pictured below), and my stuffed George sits happily in my baby George’s crib. Now, Curious George, the TV show, frequents our Netflix […]

Waiting For Your Baby to Arrive

Your due date. It’s a date you have repeated to strangers countless times. It’s a date you’ve circled, highlighted, and doodled all over in your calendar. It’s a date you’ve Googled to see what significant events in history happened on that day and which celebrities your baby might share a birthday with. It’s a date […]

5 Reasons to Watch the Catholic Conference for Moms

Diapers. Laundry. Breakfast. Snack. Lunch. Snack. Dinner. Snack. Baths. Bedtime stories. Monster patrol. Boo-boo kisser. Book reading. Laundry. Praying. Sleepless nights of worry. More praying. Hand holding. Toilet scrubbing. Hand sanitizing. Providing. Mending. Giving. Wife-ing. Volunteering. Packed lunches. Magazine drives. Defending. Disciplining. Cheerios stuck to the floor of the van. Gum in your hair. A […]

The Ick-Factor of Forgiveness

Last week, I taught one of my favorite lessons during a small group gathering at church. It was all about forgiveness, in particular, God’s forgiveness of us. We talked all about God’s love and mercy. I stressed His unrelenting forgiveness even in the midst of the most heinous sins. We rejoiced in the Lord’s merciful […]