Tag Archives: mothering

seasons change: what season are you in?

The falling of the leaves, the cooler temperatures, the relentless turning of calendar pages — they have me thinking. About changes and seasons of life. About expectations and disappointments.


It seems that we are always looking to the next thing: tomorrow, the weekend, the next vacation or holiday.… read more

nothing more and nothing less


So there’s this locally written blog about all things family-oriented Nashville and mothering. Recently they opened up applications for contributors and I thought, hey, I love Nashville and I’m a mom and I love to write, so why not? To be honest, there was a tinge of hoping that contributing there could lead to more readers here, but I also thought it could be fun and a good way to hone my writing ability while sharing Nashville.… read more

Milla Jean turned F I V E

…and somehow my heart did not break, though I was sure it would.6138758393_c5b1f668bf_z

My Milla Jean,

You’re very beginning was in itself a beautiful revelation of God’s goodness and faithfulness, in all circumstances.

He put you on both my heart and your daddy’s at a time when it seemed completely crazy and slightly irresponsible to have a fourth child.… read more

gratitude challenge: {three} this man and these children


It’s late and the dishwasher is whirring and the oven is heating to bake up a batch of these beauties. They are gluten-free and so they must be healthy, yes? (Just nod and smile, please and thank you.) The house is quiet, even with the whirring and clicking from the kitchen, because the husband has accidentally fallen asleep across the bed and the children have long been tucked in.… read more