“Wow, Mommy! You look just like a queen in that apron!” Most queens, I bet, spend their afternoons makeupless and covered in splatters of a volcano experiment gone awry while scrubbing a sink full of dishes in an apron. And this, of course, was just a couple of hours after...
She dipped her little mop in the red bucket and smiled brightly as she slopped the water on the floor. I cringed at the size of the puddle on the hardwood, but bit my tongue. After all, she was helping. That’s something that should be encouraged. Even if I do have to follow behind her, sopping … Continue reading Mops and Marinade – Growing Through Mess
3:45 a.m. I had been awake for hours, too uncomfortable to sleep, the babe in my womb kicking and the thoughts in my head swirling. I came downstairs and switched on my computer, hoping to get some of my thoughts out on paper—something about how important it is to treasure every moment spent with your young children, … Continue reading The Other End of the Candle
First the little one came down with the stomach flu. Then the older one came down with a cold that turned into a bad chest infection. Then the little one got the cold – and eye teeth. Nights have consisted of short bursts of sleep broken by harsh sobs and rasping coughs from down the … Continue reading You are not Alone
"Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people." (Col. 3:23, NLT) About a year ago, I had tea with a dear, sweet stay-at-home mom. During the course of our visit, my friend began telling me how much she loves being a homemaker. After expounding on … Continue reading One Motivated Mom