He’s the Kid Who Never Listens the First Time

By Amy | February 26, 2019 |

He’s the kid who never listens the first time. Or the second. Or even the tenth. You can pick him up out of the line up in the school hallways.  He’s the one who doesn’t walk in an orderly fashion. He runs or spins or stops in his tracks if something catches his eye. He…

Be Still My Heart

By Amy | February 26, 2019 |

You guys…there is a whole layer of sweetness to parenting teens that no one tells you. And you HAVE to know. Tonight I left town a night early for a conference to get ahead of some weather. I texted my girls to say goodbye since they weren’t home yet. I felt like the annoying mom…

Parents of Teens Let Them Be Young

By Amy | February 26, 2019 |

A few years ago, I listened to my teenagers from behind the door. It’s where we are now in the world of parenting teens, right? No longer in the middle of their parties and fun…but still we long to know their joy. So we stay close. I had one ear open because a teenage sleepover…

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 Parents 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…


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