my kiddo climbing a ladder at the playground

In case I haven’t shared this statement enough, FALL IS HERE, and I’m loving it! It’s the season for all things pumpkin, for changing leaves, for scarves, mugs, and apple pie, for bonfires and football and candles. As a country girl, I’m also particularly aware that fall is harvest season, and that this time of… Read More


We had just finished a delicious breakfast. Our 19-month-old, Sylvie, was playing in the living room, Kai and daddy were looking at Legos, and I was cleaning up our dishes. I had been laughing about something Kai said when I realized Sylvie was too quiet. We moms have this experience pretty much every day. I… Read More


My son is growing in his faith, but he’s always been a little hesitant to show it in prayer. My husband and I put our heads together, and decided to teach him a prayer that he could memorize and say before meals. We also pray together before bedtime, and Kai has started to add his… Read More


Let me take you back to one winter when I was a pre-teen. We were on one of our long family road trips to southern Texas, this time with my cousin traveling along. He always sat in the very back of our minivan, where he could chatter about video games and reenact explosions properly in… Read More


I’d never been this mad at my son. It was a good morning, like any other really, and a preschool day. My son loves his little preschool. He has friends there, he eats great snacks, he gets to play on a playground during good weather, and he presents me with Pinterest-type art projects after each class.… Read More