Dear Friend

Dear Friend

This is a letter I wrote to a dear friend , but mamas everywhere need to hear this. Dear Friend, I know. I know. I do not know exactly what it is like to be you. To live in your house with your precious family. I do not know the places your mind wanders and the dreams...
Assume People are Good

Assume People are Good

Why do the harsh words stick closer than encouragement? Why do some words cut so deep? Why do judgmental statements aimed at us, at our parenting, our appearance, our faith, our personal choices, continue to surprise us? Today, I had two statements directed at me....
What’s it Take to Be a Good Dad?

What’s it Take to Be a Good Dad?

Recently, my wife left me. Ok, ok – she didn’t “leave me” leave me. Don’t start jumping to conclusions. Her brother was graduating college in Boston, and she went away for a weekend to support him. You know what that means. I spent the weekend wifeless with all...
I Was Not a Good Mom Today

I Was Not a Good Mom Today

I was not a good mom today. My words were not kind and the fruit I bore was not sweet. My anger was quick, and the heart I did wear on my sleeve was not pretty. It did not overflow with joy or kindness, patience, or even goodness. I was not a good mom today. When I...
Redemption

Redemption

Redemption for the day can be found in the simplest of activities. My redemption is bath time- where all the muck and grime of the day can be washed down the drain. Where all the harsh words, power struggles, and fiery fits are forgotten. Where all the things I said I...