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 [...]

Reading the Bible in a year | July reading plan

Reading the Bible in a year | July reading plan

You guys, we've done it. We've been reading through the Bible for six months now. We're halfway through. How does that make you feel? I have to admit: I'm proud of myself for sticking with it. It's something I haven't done before. And it's time. Related: How to read the Bible chronologically in a year...with [...]

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 [...]

How to turn all this quantity time into quality time…without losing your mind in the process.

How to turn all this quantity time into quality time…without losing your mind in the process.

This post is based on a talk we gave to the Moms & More preschool moms group at Christ Presbyterian Church. Week 1 of the quarantine: we're rearranging our homes to start the new and exciting, if unexpected, process of homeschooling our kids. We're sitting by the fire and reading books. We created a sourdough [...]

five good things | abundant life + being the fun parent + reality tv

five good things | abundant life + being the fun parent + reality tv

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. This post may contain affiliate links that earn us a small commission. More like this: The things that entertained us in 2019. Oh to [...]