The Story Doesn’t Stop. {A Family Shaped by Grace by Gary Morland – Review}

https://instagram.com/p/BVAMrlmjRWk/ Life is hard. For all of us. (Of course it could be harder or other people might have it harder... but let's just agree that life is subjectively hard, complicated, and different for everyone). So anyway, you're there and it's hard and sometimes it's just one more thing on top of one more thing … Continue reading The Story Doesn’t Stop. {A Family Shaped by Grace by Gary Morland – Review}

Spontaneous and the Enneagram {#wholemama and some nerdiness}

The enneagram has helped me embrace spontaneity a bit. I am a 1, often called a perfectionist. It was one of those things where I really wanted to be a 5 (because I like to know things) or maybe a 9 (Because peacemakers might fix the world), but alas, I am a 1 to the core (because I … Continue reading Spontaneous and the Enneagram {#wholemama and some nerdiness}

7 Brilliant Ways to Greet Your Husband After Work

Guess what! I finally folded my laundry! Yeah, probably not in the top ten. But for me it's exciting! Most of the time I make the time to fold/put away everyone else's laundry and am so fed up with it (read: the children woke up from their naps and folding laundry to a whiny chorus … Continue reading 7 Brilliant Ways to Greet Your Husband After Work

The Value of a Thing is Not in Its Name

Marriage is an adjustment. Our first year seemed pretty easy to me. Then we added some kids and work and life started to seemed a little more like life and less like a fairy tale. Adding to life feeling like well, just life, were my presuppositions about being a wife and how I was applying … Continue reading The Value of a Thing is Not in Its Name

The Doing and Not-Doing {an honest update on all those idealistic lists I write}

In recent months I've been posting idealistic lists of things I'd like to improve in my life. I realized that I post the lsits and never really mention my follow through and how that worked out...soo, lest you think I somehow am superwoman and do everything perfectly, now's the time for a little show and … Continue reading The Doing and Not-Doing {an honest update on all those idealistic lists I write}

The Little Moments and the Years – Happy Valentines

I made a heart shaped breakfast today. Because it is valentine's day. Duh. I handed Israel his plate and he looked at me with wide-eyes, obviously wondering if I had lost my marbles and was hoping a heart-shaped obsession would not ensue. Well, yes. And no. Yes, we will have heart shaped food for now, … Continue reading The Little Moments and the Years – Happy Valentines

Practicing at Marriage {life intentionally}

(read the introduction to this series here) It seems as if one of the easiest things to slack off on is my marriage. At least my kids will scream if I'm not doing an adequate job...but the state of my marriage is a silent thing until those moments when obvious issues crop up (i.e we … Continue reading Practicing at Marriage {life intentionally}

five years this week <3

I used to think that when people fell in love, they just landed where they landed, and they had no choice in the matter afterward. And maybe that's true of beginnings, but it's not true of this, now. I fell in love with him. But I don't just stay with him by default as if … Continue reading five years this week <3