3 Hard Truths I Will Teach My Children About Love

After months of listening, processing, and taking into account all of the hurt, excitement, and confusion that friends and strangers alike expressed over our country’s recent election, I finally broke my silence and shared my feelings and thoughts on the matter here on my blog: “When Love and Tolerance Become Hate Behind a Mask.” The overwhelming theme of this recent post …

Why I Refuse To Teach My Children Religion

The most important fact you need to know about me above being a mom, wife, or writer is that I am a “Jesus freak.” All good DC Talk lovin’ 90s kids know exactly what I’m talking about. I believe in God and trust in what Jesus Christ did for me when he died a gruesome death on the cross. Call …

Why Being a Good Mom Isn’t Good Enough

When my eyes saw those two pink lines for the first time, everything changed. It’s almost as if my brain switched to autopilot and turned off all “unnecessary” brain cells–you know, the ones that tell me where I left my keys and help me remember what I’m talking about mid-sentence and. . . Now, where was I. . . I …

What My Son Taught Me About Grace

His solemn, steel blue eyes softened and slowly began to light up as he listened attentively to my heartfelt apology for raising my voice in frustration yet again. I find myself in this position often–repeatedly asking for forgiveness for losing my cool. I could give all sorts of excuses: I’m a good person just having a bad day. I didn’t mean …