A prayer to put the day to rest.

All is quiet. Mostly. All is calm. On the outside. But what is true all through and through, even if my mind won't leave well enough alone, is that God is good everyday. He is good today when the kids fought less than usual, but bedtime pushed all my buttons. He is good on the … Continue reading A prayer to put the day to rest.

Four Basics of any Day-Saving Plan with Littles {Whole Together Family}

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwu89FCh8-w/ Today we had easter candy and then took a hike. It was a normal thing to do, but also a strategic move on my part. I'm getting crafty and a little more aware with each year of mothering littles. This is what happened. Last night I had a few hours of writing time at … Continue reading Four Basics of any Day-Saving Plan with Littles {Whole Together Family}

Running on Empty {Whole Together Family}

Altogether too often, the things about parenting that I repost on Facebook or Instagram are aspirational. This is the way I want to parent. This is the way I want to be there for my kids. This is the basis I want them to have. But. Sometimes these things leave me with no plan, just … Continue reading Running on Empty {Whole Together Family}

Next {Five Minute Friday}

Next. It's an intriguing little word that sets my mind in the future, but usually a little further in the future. I don't tend to leap to the nexts of my next moment. I tend to want to know more than that. When I was in middle school my calendar was perpetually a mess of … Continue reading Next {Five Minute Friday}

Yummier than Sour Cream

My girls always get up first in the morning. When they start fighting too much to ignore, then I get up. Today I came out of my bedroom and my three year old grins up at me and says, "Happy Birthday, Mommy!" My five year old grinned and said the same. My heart melted a … Continue reading Yummier than Sour Cream

I Miss Your Face {When Siblings Grow Up}

It's siblings day. And I miss my siblings. I see them every once in a while even though we live near enough to most all of them more often than we do. But, life is busy and even though I see them, I feel like we've lost each other along the way. We're in an … Continue reading I Miss Your Face {When Siblings Grow Up}

Where we are supposed to be

One of the things I have to remind myself of sometimes is that we are all right where we are supposed to be. In this house, with these people, this dog, these cats, this job, that car, those shoes, this ridiculous stack of books. Everything is right as it should be. This has been one … Continue reading Where we are supposed to be

Walk Next to Me {Five Minute Friday}

"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."Galations 6:9 My mom quotes this verse a lot. Most often she quotes it in the context of raising kids and showing up for that mundane and ridiculously difficult challenge that is trying to teach your … Continue reading Walk Next to Me {Five Minute Friday}