The 2018 Hooked on Holiday Movies Bundle is Here!

The 2018 Hooked on Holiday Movies Bundle is Here!

I know. We haven’t even picked through our kids’ Halloween candy yet. But the holiday movie season is here. Believe it or not, the Hallmark Channel aired its first holiday movie last weekend, on the final Saturday of October. And throughout the next eight...
My One Word for 2018

My One Word for 2018

I’m coming off a Hallmark Christmas movie bender. You guys, I’m pretty sure that between Halloween and New Year’s Day I watched FORTY NEW HOLIDAY MOVIES. I’m not even sorry. (It was for WORK. Kind of. OK it was for Facebook live videos with my...
The Choice We Need to Make This Week

The Choice We Need to Make This Week

I’ve been doing quite a bit of speaking this season, to church groups and moms groups and groups of parents. As I’ve prepared the talks for each gathering, I’ve realized that I am a perfectionist. You could say I’m a perfectionist in recovery, but...
Hey, Cool Mom at Target:

Hey, Cool Mom at Target:

Hey, cool mom at Target, I saw you today, with your adorable little one in her bonnet. I’m partial to bonnets myself – nothing sweeter on a baby than a ruffly little bonnet! Anyways, I saw that sweetie pie bat her eyelashes at you and then totally. lose....
On Going Back to School

On Going Back to School

Three weeks ago, we started school. Like real school. Kindergarten. You guys remember praying for that little baby we so badly wanted six years ago? NOW HE IS IN REAL SCHOOL. With bells and a teacher and little desks and lunch in the cafeteria and gym class and the...
Mother’s Day for the ‘Other Mothers’

Mother’s Day for the ‘Other Mothers’

There are parents without carseats, diapers or pacifiers. Mothers who do not have bedtime rituals or middle of the night feedings. Mothers without hand-stamped necklaces or birthstone rings. Parents who no longer have children. These are the other mothers – the ones...

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