Kids Campus 2014

Kids Campus 2014

I haven’t written in a while.  Mostly because I often get stuck waiting and waiting for something big or deep or “important” to write about.  And sometimes the only thing to write about is something that may seem silly or insignificant that I assume nobody wants to read.  So I choose not to write.  But I have […]

It Works for Me: Ironing

It Works for Me: Ironing

In my very first “It Works for Me” post, I mentioned how awesome I am at washing, drying, and immediately folding and putting away my laundry.  NOT!  So I guess you could consider this a follow-up tip of sorts.  :) When you have mountains of wrinkly laundry, you get really good at ironing.  Every day. […]

It Works for Me: Boys' Bathroom

It Works for Me: Boys’ Bathroom

I am not a professional organizer or a expert photographer.  I’m not a gourmet chef, super nanny, or consistent blogger.  And will never claim to have it all together.  But from time to time, I stumble upon a product or accidentally develop a system for managing my home or time that works for my family’s lifestyle, and I feel […]

It Works for Me: Laundry Edition

It Works for Me: Laundry Edition

I am not a professional organizer or a expert photographer.  I’m not a gourmet chef, super nanny, or consistent blogger.  And will never claim to have it all together.  But from time to time, I stumble upon a product or accidentally develop a system for managing my home or time that works for my family’s lifestyle, and […]

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Less than two weeks after Toby died, we found ourselves meandering off the freeway on our way home from a trip to IKEA – headed for a local no-kill shelter called Pets ‘n Pals.  Since I’m obsessed with saving every animal on the planet, I knew (by name) that there were a couple dogs in there […]

Rehabilitating Our Broken Hearts

Rehabilitating Our Broken Hearts

It’s only been 72 hours since we scratched his head for the very last time.  The tears still threaten to flow every time someone asks “How are you doing?” with that tone of voice that says they already know the answer.  I still flinch when the doorbell rings, expecting the loud chorus of barks that […]

Book Review: Praying for Boys

Book Review: Praying for Boys

When we found out Ryder was a boy, I wasn’t the least bit surprised.  That was, after all, in my plan.  So when baby #2 was half-baked, I showed up for the big ultrasound 100% confident we would be seeing pink.  Boy, oh boy, was I wrong!  Didn’t God know that I was destined to have the […]

Grati-Tuesday: My People

Our world is a tough place to exist, and it’s getting tougher all the time.  When we’re bombarded by news headlines about drought and death, and saturated by media that glorifies  the ol’ sex/drugs/rock ‘n roll trifecta, it’s really, REALLY hard to step out from under the little black raincloud that creeps in and robs us […]

Grati-Tuesday, Starting on Monday

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a gratitude post… too long!  I know that everyday holds a multitude of things to be thankful for, but admittedly, I’ve been too busy being cranky and overwhelmed to pay much attention.  Today (Monday), for whatever reason, God is highlighting so many little moments throughout my day I’d […]