My daughter asked for a Nintendo Switch for her 21st birthday, here is why I won’t buy it for her.
For my daughter, I dismissed the dangerous and negative effects of screens because I believed she NEEDED them to soothe herself due to the autism and anxiety
I don’t know what God’s plans are for our family. But I thank Him that my prayers were answered when he sent Mike to us. He wasn’t just an adorable gift to me (with six pack abs!), but he was a gift (from God) to my family for a time of need that we had no idea would come.
The tying of a mother’s heart to the heart of a child is something that cannot be put into words because our thoughts are not God’s thoughts, so our words can never do His great plan justice.
With Mr. No-Mystery, I never worried. He always booked his weekend dates with me while on the way home.
My heart is crying out that there is an Emergency in America today because we have been so concerned with our own personal rights, with our own personal spaces, with our personal appearances (OMG! My roots are so 2020!), that we have forgotten that as Christians, we are commanded to GO.
Kasie has this unique gift…she shares her victories so generously, you might find yourself forgetting that she was the one who conquered the obstacle, not you.
How do I blog about something that feels so private and still so painful, I struggle to make sense of it myself?
The Screen-Free Quarantine – The Day I Lost Track of Time and Everything Else Some of you may have noticed that my daily updates have gone missing. My intent and…
The four of us looked like a freak band of pants-less burglars sneaking down the stairs, blankets wrapped around our shoulders.
And then I realized that maybe we’re learning something in this storm of pandemic and quarantine and social distancing. Maybe we’re learning some things as a family that I don’t want to unlearn when the world goes back to normal.
Giving our kids less stuff and more time with us created happier kids and happier parents.
So, when I fell into bed an exhausted mess, not even sure if I’d brushed my teeth or eaten dinner, or what order I’d done them in if at all, I told my husband, “It worked! They learned something!”
When all of this mess is over, I hope that we don’t forget to play hide and seek out back in the woods. Someday, when they bring their significant others to meet us, we all run out there like we did today and hide deep in the leaves and bear poop, listening.
I don’t need those jalapenos or that broccoli. My kids get enough vegetables in the ketchup packets they receive from the free school lunches every day.
For probably ten minutes, I went on a rampage about everything that was wrong in my house on Easter.