Month: May 2014

afternoon_tea-764x1024

Book Review: Tiny Blue Lines

I recently finished reading Tiny Blue Lines written by this sweet momma from Michigan. I met Chaunie at the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI two years ago. She was the cutest pregnant momma, expecting her third child at the time and we had some great chats about writing,…

mom

Becoming the Mom You Want to Be

Here’s a funny little bit of truth: Before I became a mom I believed that once you gave birth to a child you instantaneously knew how to do all things mom. Poof. You just became mom and instantly acquired all tools, know-how, wisdom and patience right there on the spot. As if Cinderella’s fairy godmother…

Ben2

Prayers for the Sauer Family

Sometimes there are no words… And yet, sometimes all we have is our words. Feeble, inadequate words to express sympathies that make our guts wretch and our hearts cry. Words  written to a family that is walking  a road that no young family should have to walk.  A mom and a dad enduring things no…

DSC_6830

Something Fun About Turning One

Those of you who saw my Facebook posts over the weekend already know that this sweet chubby cheeked child turned one over the weekend. One. One…One! The year seems to have flown by at lighting speed, with mom and dad standing by wide-eyed marveling at her new steps, new words (um, babbles),  and ever present…

IMG_3334

5 Minute Friday Post: Mess

I wasn’t going to do a 5 Minute Friday post this week. Not because I didn’t want to, mostly because I feel like I don’t have time for anything lately…not even a 5 Minute Friday post, which I must confess, often takes me much more than 5 minutes because…well..I want it to be right, which…