My daughter has a book about unusual animal friendships. It hits every mark for cuteness: miniature animals, golden retrievers, implausible successe. Rather than being sticky sweet, though, the book offers a generosity of spirit
My children were not born knowing about guns.
On a recent Sunday in church, our priest quoted someone who once said, “Yesterday is the heaviest weight you can carry today.” He made sure to repeat the line for emphasis.As I let the quoted words settle, my mind wandered to my yesterday’s morning.
Welp, I turned into a priest-mom-Easter-morning-psycho.I mean, Christ is Risen, right? Might as well go crazy on your family.
On Palm Sunday, during the reading of the passion gospel, my three and a half year old learned that Jesus died. On the one hand, I was swelling with parental pride for his calm attentiveness and understanding of the story. But on the other hand, I was worried about how this new information would begin processing in his young mind.
“You’ve got this, Mama.” I find myself saying this to total strangers who are struggling with their kids. I say it to fellow parents, grandparents, […]
Her comments caught me off guard to say this least, one evening as she was getting ready for bed. “Why am I like this? I […]
In anticipation of leaving our children for a period of four days with their stalwart grandparents, my husband and I prepared all the things: favorite […]
It’s tough to miss my family at church. Obscurity is not our thing. Our group of six easily takes up an entire pew. Four blond […]
Summer camp was not a norm for me when I was a kid. I was a competitive swimmer, and so my summer consisted of two […]