I don't know if the onset of fall that has put me in the mood to cook more or perhaps the stars have aligned just so. Whatever it is, I am loving discovering recipes that my picky eaters actually EAT! Not only that, but the glory of social media allows me to get real time… Continue reading Picky Eater No-Fail Recipes
Call me a helicopter parent if you will. Besides, I'm not exactly settled on the definition. I am not convinced any of us are. It's a nice way to get attention on the internet, though. Am I right? However, I think helicopter and hands free parents can both agree that our kids go through a… Continue reading I’m Learning To Celebrate My Preteen’s Need For Independence
Our Homeschool Looks Different (but it isn't less) Two years ago our family made a decision that we would be homeschooling our youngest son. He has autism. Over the summer, I decided that even though he was supposed to start Kindergarten, the best choice for him would be to hold him back a year.… Continue reading How I Celebrate Small Victories In Our Autism and Homeschool Journey
Goals Don't Have To Be Big To Make A Difference I tend to think in extremes. I have learned this about myself and have found ways to take hold of the reigns of my thought process. This has made such a difference in so many areas in my life! I was sharing with my husband… Continue reading Set Smaller Goals To Make A Big Difference
Preface: Thse words have been tucked away on my computer since the beginning of 2018. I rediscovered this piece I wrote during the time when my youngest had broken his arm. It was a trying experience at first, but just like God always does, He revealed His purpose, His mercy, and His kindness in the… Continue reading Grace In The Face of Autism
Dreams. Goals. Wishes. Desires. What comes to mind when you consider these ideas? Something specific? A thought that you have kept pushing back because it seems too crazy? Perhaps you are in the middle of chasing these things and this has simply served as an encouragement to you. I began Real Life Moms on… Continue reading Does God Really Care About Our Goals?
I recently started an online course aimed at helping me with my writing. The first exercise for students was to answer this question: Why do I write? It was designed to be instantly inspired with a three minute limit. Here is what I wrote: Why I Write Exercise I BEGAN WRITING TO ARTICULATE MY THOUGHTS… Continue reading Why Do I Write?
Once in a hazy and distant blue moon, mothers are gifted a resource that becomes a life manual for raising their kids. What do we need to expect out of our little darlings as we attempt to put our best efforts into play? Is living our best life with our kiddos bringing glory to God… Continue reading GIVEAWAY: Raising Great Girls by Darlene Brock
Words have escaped me lately. Sometimes I get so much on my mind that the words get crowded and the jumbled sentences get clogged in a stream of muck that refuses to unclog. But today, I just want to share some simple thoughts...about a classroom filled with magic and love and glow and Jesus.… Continue reading The Little Sunday School Class In Tennessee
What happens when a church says, “Yes”? When a church says yes, they’re probably not sure of the details. When a church says yes, the people may be uncertain of what to expect. When a church says yes, they could be taking a risk. When a church says yes, the grip on their… Continue reading The Yes Church