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Hello, 2018

Happy New Year! We celebrated in traditional parenting style, by staying home in our slippers. The boys ate chicken fingers and hashbrowns and after the ketchup had been wiped from their fingers and cheeks and hair, the crumbs swept, the stories read and lullabies sang, their little tired bodies plopped into bed, not even 8… Continue reading Hello, 2018

Faith · Family · Holidays · motherhood · Parenting

When the ways are deep

A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter. (The Journey of the Magi, T.S. Eliot) We woke this morning to a beautiful dusting of snow on the ground. The… Continue reading When the ways are deep

Family · Holidays · Kids

Trees and such

We brought our tree home to decorate last weekend. The four of us unwrap ornaments, de-tangle lights, as the Christmas music plays through the speakers. All of us working to keep the toddler from getting hold of the glass ones (though as it turns out my husband is the one to break one, not the… Continue reading Trees and such

Christianity · Faith · Family · Holidays · motherhood

This is what we have to do

As I sit here to write at the bar in my kitchen, I’ve got to stop every few minutes to sneeze, blow my nose, add to the pile of crumpled kleenexes tossed about me. My stomach is growling as I wait for the eggs to boil for lunch. The kids and I have just returned… Continue reading This is what we have to do

Creativity · Faith · Holidays

A resolution of sorts that could help a lot of us this year

Happy New Year friends! You may be someone with a page full of resolutions by now, or you may have none at all. Either way, I hope you feel inspired in some way for the year to come. Inspiration keeps us moving forward. I’ve felt first hand the depression that comes when you don’t have… Continue reading A resolution of sorts that could help a lot of us this year