Lesson from the Fire- Home is NOT Where Your Steak Knives Sit.

My kids and I went to the park down the street, one July day. We were enjoying the hot summer morning, playing tag, “man on woodchips” and catch. Little did we know, while playing, that our home was on fire, just a block away.   We were gone for forty minutes. We were already walking back home,…

Grocery Store Tantrum…When It’s Not Your Kid! What To do?

I was encouraged by a friend’s recent Facebook post who was grocery shopping and took a risk when she saw a fellow Momma trying to deal with her own child’s tantrum. I have written about my desire for Moms to have a secret gesture, to show each other support in a situation such as this,…

How a Glass of Wine in My Closet helped my Marriage

The kids were WIRED right around bedtime and my energy was LOW. I had withstood the previous three hours of children taking their turn losing it! The crying, whining, and bickering I endured that afternoon, must have been worse than Chinese water torture, I was confident. So after the kids and I returned from soccer…

Ladies, Need A Spiritual Boost in Under 10 Minutes?

Always searching for a way to give women a spiritual boost, I partnered with Mayslake Ministries to launch their Moms Ministry just this past summer. Since early September, they have released one video, less than 10 minutes, every Monday, geared towards Christian women who can benefit from a little spiritual lift! I talk about topics…

School Drop Off, the Middle Finger and Permission

School Drop Off, the Middle Finger and Permission

I was dropping off my youngest at his preschool.  I backed out of the parking lot, and drove through the neighboring strip mall’s lot, as a way to pull onto the road. I was sitting there watching the cars, one lined up right after the other, speeding by…. quickly!   I did not want to risk it, I…

Taking a “Ferris Day” ….Ferris Bueller has nothing on you!

The first day for my Public Speaking class, I asked my college students if they are familiar with “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off“…not to my surprise only a handful of these students have seen the movie.  We briefly described the plot of this cinema classic, as the main character, a high school student,  plays hooky for…

A long road of ‘not good enough’?

There has been quite an internal struggle in my brain these past six months.  I truly enjoy working with women who realize that there is more to life that the stress that comes with trying to complete their daily to do list (although I do realize how glorious that feels)!  After blogging (on and off)…