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Cosmo Kramer, Nine Months Along

(This was originally published ten years ago on my "mommy blog" -- remember those? I thought I'd revive it in honor of the child in question's eighteenth birthday.) Today is my third son's eighth birthday. He would have been an April baby if everything had gone according to plan. But, as these things often do, … Continue reading Cosmo Kramer, Nine Months Along

A Word for the Redbuds Among Us

(Heads up: this essay contains major spoilers on some super old things and light spoilers on season two of Ted Lasso.) Spring has landed in Charlotte. Maybe it hasn’t happened where you are, but here we’ve had blooms for about a month. Camellia blooms kick off the year in January. Then the daffodils make their … Continue reading A Word for the Redbuds Among Us

Efficiency Isn’t Fruitfulness

Just as the road to hell is marked by a series of little turnings, a gradual descent, the road to sanctification is marked by a series of little uphill battles, a little endurance, and the occasional battle won. It is not the fast-track version of efficiency that the world, as well as many in the church, want to sell you.

Time, Routines, and Interruptions that Aren’t

Whether you are a Christian parent trying to juggle the stay-at-home parenting life; managing a hectic job; holding down commitments to community, church, and family; or a combination of any of those, managing time is a constant struggle. While we want to be good stewards of the time God has given us, we can fall … Continue reading Time, Routines, and Interruptions that Aren’t

The Unexpected Winners of 2020

Well. We made it out of 2020. Or at least some of us did. I wish we had more people with us. Here are some things that I recommend based on my last year of life. Some of them might make your life better, depending on who you are. The Ordinary skincare line: I actually … Continue reading The Unexpected Winners of 2020

For New Homeschoolers: Scheduling Your Year

Hi friends. I don’t know if this will turn into an official series for you, but I wanted to do another round of advice to those of you who might be wandering into homeschooling for the first time. This time, let’s talk about what you should consider with schedules and your school’s calendar. Check your … Continue reading For New Homeschoolers: Scheduling Your Year