Survival Skills

I wish someone would tell mothers of small people that things will get better eventually. I just spent five hours sorting through clothes. The closets are organized, and 3Ts are filed away with summer 2Ts, and honestly I thought this day would never come.For so many years I've been throwing things in cardboard boxes and … Continue reading Survival Skills

Get Out Of My Head Freddy Mercury! (Why Mothering Is A Great Profession)

"I have a sparkle prize for you," he says, placing a closed fist on my desk.I look.I look harder."It's pretend," my three year old informs me, "the prize I gave you is a sparkle prize."I smile. I'm sitting in my ratty wicker chair, the one with an appropriated couch pillow to prevent poking.  I'm trying … Continue reading Get Out Of My Head Freddy Mercury! (Why Mothering Is A Great Profession)

The Yeast of the Pharisees And The Tortillas In My Pantry

"There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs." -Luke 12:2-3The time came to put things … Continue reading The Yeast of the Pharisees And The Tortillas In My Pantry

Art and My Fear of Vacuum Cleaners

"He has made everything beautiful in its time." - Ecclesiastes 3:11Once upon a time my job was to create art, and I was paid in grades and critiques.My fear was found in housewife-y, mother-ish stuff. I thought the end of art was found at the end of a toilet scrubber. I especially feared vacuum cleaners. … Continue reading Art and My Fear of Vacuum Cleaners

Real Estate Attack: How I Almost Died from Embarrassment

At some point, one must do laundry...it's something you just can't avoid if you want to have clean underwear and fit in with clean smelling society.I had to face my laundry today. I'd done about eight loads and piled it onto the couch, folded the towels, and traipsed off to the park, and then...the grocery … Continue reading Real Estate Attack: How I Almost Died from Embarrassment

What I’ve Been Up To: A Groupie Desk

"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." -A. A. MilneLet's talk about house and home stuff shall we? It's Friday night. Derrick is back (yay!) but only in body (boo!) because he's busy using his brain to study for a Professional Something test (I listen well don't … Continue reading What I’ve Been Up To: A Groupie Desk

What I’ve Been Up To: Monkey Pod Edition

Yesterday, on Facebook, I wrote: "There's nothing cooler than pieces of wood carved into fruit shapes. I'm just saying."Everyone ignored me, except for one pal who wrote, "huh?", so I though I should elaborate. Here's the thing; I have become the proud owner of this:What's not to love? It was FREE! I have wooden bananas, … Continue reading What I’ve Been Up To: Monkey Pod Edition

Baby Steps to the Breakfast Table

"The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."- Galatians 5:14I lay in the dark, late, seething.I had just read a chapter from Crazy Love about living a life for God. Examples of ordinary people feeding starving children, abandoned to the streets, families going to soup kitchens on Christmas … Continue reading Baby Steps to the Breakfast Table