Reading the Bible in a Year | August Reading Plan

Reading the Bible in a Year | August Reading Plan

Honest update here: I'm stumbling through the reading plan right now. I'm reading what was assigned for early July at this point, and I'm hoping I'll be able to catch back up by doubling my reading once school starts. (Ha, school starting! What's that?) It is a nice reminder, though, to see how much God [...]

The holy work of potty training

The holy work of potty training

Over a decade ago, I edited the manuscript of a new book from John Rosemond, a prominent psychologist who writes primarily about family and parenting. I had an 18 month old child at the time, and in the book he made a statement that struck me at that stage in my life: He suggested that [...]

Don’t suppress your pandemic rage. The world needs it.

Don’t suppress your pandemic rage. The world needs it.

I had mostly succeeded at scrubbing my vocabulary of curse words when my oldest child became sentient, but lately they've crept back into my head. And also my speech. Apparently dropping an F-bomb here or there releases endorphins, which is probably why these words keep rising to my lips unbidden. There is a serious lack [...]

Hi, special needs mom who’s not doing okay in this pandemic. You’re not alone.

Hi, special needs mom who’s not doing okay in this pandemic. You’re not alone.

Hey, there. How are you? I mean really, how are you? Our lives have collectively hit an abrupt change, and some of those feeling it the hardest are our kids with special needs. Our kids for whom routine is paramount to having a successful day. From what I'm seeing on my special needs Facebook group feeds, we [...]

Our 2020 printable summer read-aloud list is here!

Our 2020 printable summer read-aloud list is here!

We're excited to share our 2020 printable summer read-aloud list with you all! With pools closing or limiting attendance, camps cancelled, and so many other disappointments for our kids this summer, we're trying to look for the silver lining...and (ahem) some activities that will keep them busy during these long days. So, we've created this [...]

five good things | quarantine worry + feeding our kids + the best cookies in Nashville

five good things | quarantine worry + feeding our kids + the best cookies in Nashville

Each week we hope to share a few things that have encouraged or inspired us as women, as parents, and as people of faith. We hope they brighten your day too. Related: How to turn all this quantity time into quality time...without losing your mind Caroline wrote about worry in the time of quarantine, and [...]

A lament for spring

A lament for spring

My daughter sits in the backyard, digging through mud, her clothes stained with dirt and her face strained with focus. I reach for my phone and flick it on. Tap Instagram. An acquaintance is organizing her Tupperware to a Spotify playlist she made just for the quarantine.  I stand, stretching out the ache, and plod [...]