Let Them Be Young

By Amy | February 26, 2019 |

Last night I listened to my teenagers from behind the door. It’s where we are now right? No longer in the middle of their parties and fun…but still we long to know their joy. So we stay close. It was hard to sleep because I wasn’t in my bed, instead bunking in my daughter’s room…

God is Along for the Ride

By Amy | February 26, 2019 |

I was the crazy lady you saw sitting in the campus coffee shop, computer open and half eaten wrap on my plate. I know I looked like I was coming undone with my glasses sliding down my nose, hair all over the place, not so silently mumbling to myself. I don’t blame you for giving…

How Moms Pray

By Amy | February 26, 2019 |

In whispers over the downy heads of sleeping babes we pray prayers of thanks for the gift of babies and sleep. On the couch late at night when our bigs are past curfew and not answering our texts we pray our Lord leads them safely to our door and that we do not kill them…

January Grove Offer

By Amy | January 11, 2019 |

YOU GUYS! If you haven’t yet signed up for Grove Collaborative now is your chance. The new customer offer this month is AMAZING! We are always trying to cut down on plastic use in our home…when the teenager takes AP Environmental Science you all learn more and want to do better….ha! Cutting back on single-use…

What I Learned About Giving After Having Kids

By Amy | August 25, 2018 |

If the Giving Tree isn’t the most accurate book ever I don’t know what is. If you don’t know the story The Tree gives its leaves and branches and by the end of the book, he’s given everything to The Boy. It’s left as only a stump. This morning I handed this child the actual…

Sometimes We Just Have to Be a Mess

By Amy | July 16, 2018 |

Sometimes we have to let ourselves just be a mess. It’s in the messes that we crack. And it’s in the messes that God cracks us open. I woke up in a funk today after a wonderful day yesterday. A day full of fun and laughter and stories and time and appreciating all the things.…

A Trip To McDonald’s Reminded Me I Can Do Anything (Including Negotiate World Peace)

By Amy | July 15, 2018 |

After a trip to Target, during which I aged 5 years trying to pick out a shower curtain with kids that suddenly had super strong opinions about shower curtains, I offered to get the kids the new slushees at McDonald’s because I wanted one. Sam said I’ll take a burger. Kate said I want fries. I said I…

How My Husband Took Me on a Time Travel Journey Back to Us

By Amy | July 12, 2018 |

The world gets it so wrong. I have been so worried about our anniversary because 20 years is a milestone and we should be taking a big trip. We should be on a plane or buying each other cars or at very least jewelry or something. But our bank account didn’t get the memo. So…

July Grove Offer is Live!

By Amy | July 10, 2018 |

It’s no secret that I’m not the most organized person on the planet. This is why I love Grove Collaborative. Not only do I get items shipped directly to me each month on autoship, they also help keep me organized. I’m a total sucker for bins and baskets and anything I can throw things in.…

The Mother’s Day Tradition That’s Saving My Sanity

By Amy | May 10, 2018 |

OK friends. Let’s talk Mother’s Day. Before you read what I am going to suggest, I need you to know I love my kids. I cherish time with them. But my favorite tradition doesn’t involve them at all. Don’t hate me. And also know I went through so many versions of Mother’s day before settling…

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