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Making Room for Greatness
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So I’m just Pinning along, as you do while nursing a baby these days (when Robby was a baby I maybe fumbled with a…what was it? Oh, a magazine! Or a book!) and I came across a “wardrobe challenge.” Anything with the word “challenge” in it I instinctually look twice. It’s in my DNA. Nosing [...]

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Wrecked
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He has six kids of his own. His office boasts of medical degrees and smells sterile and clean. He is friendly and self-assured. My surgeon nods and knowingly, with full authority and almost-full understanding says: “Pregnancy wrecks your body…what it does to make a baby is incredible….” I wanted to cry, leap, yell, run, hug….a [...]

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Coat Rack Pallet
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We need more coat hooks ’round here. Who doesn’t need more hooks in their life? Take a pallet, paint a little ditty, add some hooks and make yourself an entry way. We hung it above this dresser I bought at a yard sale for $10…it’s a downstairs changing table by day…purse and coat rack by [...]

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One Gray Dress: Ending Human Trafficking
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Four years later….BGSU girls are trying to find a way to raise awareness and donations for human trafficking rescue with The Daughter Project right here in NW Ohio. It was fun to get a call from Alesia Hill with CBN and to get a few minutes to share about it again. If you want to [...]

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Ab Rehab
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I do life hard. I play hard. I laugh hard. Most of my life is pretty full blast….from my temper to my tennis game to my laundry folding…big and loud and with tenacity. Why not? I have stuff to do! Things to accomplish! People to make laugh! Hugs to give! Kiddos to tickle and backyard [...]

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The Whisper Challenge
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If you have a traveling spouse and a few kids (or one…one is hard) ….or you are single parenting…..chances are you hit survival mode at some point on their trip away….or once a week as you love your kids solo. Rob has been doing some traveling this past month and it…..blows. Let’s just be real. [...]

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Our Instead
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Some days you feel like you are rolling along and doing your life and busy and full and don’t really have time to think if you are doing what you do best. But when you get a moment to yourself or get word that someone else was promoted or invited to do something you would [...]

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Good Works
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Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A (hold your opinions) quoted Matthew 5:16 this way: “Let your light so shine before others that they may see your clean parking lots and give glory to your father in heaven.” He replaced Jesus’ phrase “good works” with the specific and concrete example of “clean parking lots.” His whole business [...]

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Birthday Thoughts
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I had no idea that at 35 years old today…I would be a mom of a 7 year old boy, a 2 and a half year old girl, and a 10 week old baby boy. I had no idea I would be working so hard for the third time to lose the baby weight. Sigh. I had [...]

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3 Things I’ve Learned After the Third Time….
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It’s the third time around in Newborn-Land and I have three new things I have been learning this time: 1. Embrace the Mini-pity Party If you feel it coming on, take 10-20 minutes to just weep and cry and give into a mini-pity party for whatever reason comes your way. I used to resist this [...]

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