The thing that no one tells you about parenting is that there really isn’t a manual. Sure, there are lots of books out there..but the more we walk the journey, the more I realize none of those authors have actually raised my kids. No one has dealt with the unique combination of DNA and life… Continue reading when the world seems too much: SPD part 1
We ran away from reality on Inauguration Day. It wasn’t really intentional, but if there was ever a great week to run away to Disney World and pretend reality didn’t exist, this might have been it. (And for the record, I would have felt that way this year regardless of who was taking the oath of… Continue reading do justice. love mercy. walk humbly.
We have a highly developed snow system around here. It works for us. 15 Steps to a Successful Southern Snow Day Snowflake appears in day 10 of the 10-day forecast. Do not panic. This will change. Check forecast every 2 hours. Chance of snow disappears and reappears at least 7 times in first 24… Continue reading 15 steps to a successful southern snow day
A few weeks ago, Maddie called me into her bedroom (where she was supposed to be sleeping) and immediately dissolved into a puddle of tears when I walked in the door. After a lot of prodding, I finally began to follow her story. Apparently, a few days prior, she had been unable to find a… Continue reading when perfection isn’t so perfect
“But, Mommy, I don’t think I understand why Donald Trump is going to be president if he’s not a very nice man.” “Well, Baby, there are a lot of people who think he has some good ideas about how to lead our country, even if they don’t agree with the way he talks to people.”… Continue reading homeless
For the past week or so, Hudson’s been telling everyone he meets that he’s excited about “running for president on Tuesday.” He’s even prayed about it a time or two, thanking God for the opportunity he has to run for president. I decided to explain that we are actually voting for president, which predictably led to the… Continue reading after tomorrow
Early in my teaching career, my phone rang one evening about 7:00. One of my students had not gotten off the bus, and a family member was calling to see if I had any idea where he might have gone. A few minutes later, Jerry and I met my principal and the police at school… Continue reading into the marvelous light