If These Walls Could Talk
Faith, fear, and the truth that is setting me free.
Why Temper-Tantrum Parenting Might Just Help You Make the Rapture
Yes, being a flawed mom is OK
How the Gospel Is Wrecking My Life
Foster care, adoption, and the American Dream
The Little House That Could
How to thrive in family life

When My Kids Remember Me

It would seem that I'm expert at tuning out my kids. But in my defense, after having six, I've rationalized that it's a survival skill.  (Just kidding - sort of.) When my teens talk, I hear every word they say.  My young adult kids - I'm practically begging some of them for words!  But my younger ones never seem to stop talking. And I've ... [ Read More ]

A House Full of Family and Friends and Loving It!

I'm the happiest woman in the world right now! My boy, Josiah, came home for Labor Day weekend with four of his Marine friends.  My house is full of friends and family and this mom couldn't be happier! They arrived on Saturday morning.  I was warned that they would eat me out of house and home, but I told myself that I was up to the ... [ Read More ]

Little House Lessons: Appreciation

I have a love/hate relationship with my home. I love my little home. It’s so small that it reminds me of Laura’s Little House on the Prairie, or her Little House in the Big Woods (which is the first place that she actually lived). I can sit in my kitchen and look clear across my living room into my bedroom: the end of my home in that ... [ Read More ]

Little House Lessons: Contentment

I Love the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I love them because Laura’s recollection of her childhood, which is described in such vivid detail that it’s astonishing, is incredibly warm and loving.  It reminds me of every thing a child’s life should be: happy, contented, safe and filled with love and laughter; and this, in spite of the ... [ Read More ]