Contemplation, Family Life, Parenting, Spiritual Life

In the midst of this

Today I sat on my toddler’s bed, ready to rush through “Jesus Loves Me” while my 2 year old cried (nap time is never popular around here) and my 3 month old screamed in my ear because she was hungry. It had been a day. We had spent a morning in an unstoppable cycle of… Continue reading In the midst of this

Contemplation, Family Life, Goals and Achievements, Health, Spiritual Life

Mommying

So in love with this girl. Being a mom is so hard sometimes, and there are days when I just sit down and the tears practically puddle around me, but this girl, this little heart and soul, is so worth every pain, anxiety attack, sleepless night, and emotional day. I want her to grow up… Continue reading Mommying

Contemplation

Does Racial Justice Begin in the Home?

[Link to a video at the bottom of this post] Wow. Search YouTube for interviews with Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington on racism. Seriously. I haven’t watched all there is, but I’ve watched a few and really appreciated their points of view. Here’s a snippet of one interview with Denzel Washington:The interviewer asked in reference… Continue reading Does Racial Justice Begin in the Home?

Contemplation, Family Life, Spiritual Life

Emotions

Some thoughts inspired by this fantastic episode from the Journeywomen Podcast. This Episode is so so good. I had no clue how positive and important emotions are until I was 18, severely depressed, and suicidal because I felt guilty for every emotion I felt. I felt like my “neediness” was a terrible thing and no… Continue reading Emotions

Contemplation, Family Life

Repetition

This is such a good quote from the book “Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child’s Moral Imagination” by Vigan Guroian. It inspires me to remember when my daughter is banging on that pot for the 30th time or wants to read that same story for the 12th, to put my… Continue reading Repetition