I’m Kind Of A Bad Mother

I’m not sure how to write this and express that I both am grateful for the early revelation while also mourning the extent of the damage that has already been incurred. I also don’t know (and have never known, really) how to blog about this type of thing without oversharing or being too vague and…

Change Is Inevitable

I’ve heard it said somewhere that it takes around twelve months to really settle into a new home. Even if this isn’t the number for most people, it has definitely been true for me, and I realize it each time we pack up to move on to the next year-long lease. It always seems like…

Choosing Your Hard

As a small gift to my husband, I recently left him to leisure at home for a few hours while I took my one year old on a road trip to a sort-of-nearby historic farmstead that has been converted into one of Denver’s botanical garden sites. We couldn’t bear to stay as long as I…

On Nesting and Necessary Things

It’s interesting how second pregnancies are different from the first, especially when they aren’t spaced very far apart. I have completely lost track of how many weeks along I am at any given point; though to be fair, I have also lost track of how many months old Iva is, so many it’s just a…

Should Christians Care About the Environment?

We joke fairly regularly in our home about my Ashevillian heritage. My husband will shake his head and snort whenever we pass a Bohemian gift shop in downtown Boulder, since always react like child passing a novelty toy store. I also receive regular eyerolls when I introduce new eco-conscious products or systems into our house,…

Who Is This Jesus?

During the season between Christmas and Easter, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about Jesus. It was helpful (and divinely providential, no doubt) that I happened to be going through the four gospel accounts in my Bible reading plan leading up to Christmas. Reading them in order of events was especially enlightening for someone…

Cloth Diapering Series: Flats & Handwashing Challenge

The Flats & Handwashing Challenge is an annual event dedicated to raising awareness about the accessibility of cloth diapering. This year’s challenge is hosted by the Cloth Diaper Podcast. To learn more visit here. I wrote about cloth diapering once before on the blog, but it’s not something I post about regularly here since this…

Springtime and Sustaining Mercies

It all happened in the span of a few hours. I had been eating strawberries and rice for dinner for several days and was convinced I had a stomach bug. Devynn was convinced of a different theory that I was determined not to entertain . . . at least until I had put Iva to…

Family Update | 4/22/21

I have taken a break from blogging since the turn of the new year to focus on things in our life and home and hearts that need more attention, and to say things have been chaotic would be an understatement! Nonetheless, I can’t keep away from writing forever, so here I am with a brief…

Radio Silence | Thoughts On Writing

If you’re one of the handful of people who read this blog on a really regular basis, you may have noticed that we haven’t posted anything new in over a month (or maybe two . . . or maybe three). I’m realizing that at least once every year, I have a personal crisis in regard…

REVIEW | Motherhood Without All The Rules

Motherhood often “feels like both too little and too much,” according to Maggie Combs. Not only do I have to agree with this sentiment, but I think it summarizes the feeling I often struggle with most on a day-to-day basis. Many of us moms try our best to remain faithful to the belief that motherhood…

Your Man-Centered Theology Will Crumble Under Persecution

Regardless of what your political affiliations are and what your response to the events this past week (or month . . . or year . . .) has been, you can’t honestly deny that the relationship between America at large and the Christian presence within it is going to be changing. While we might not…