June 6, 2013

My car has had a brake problem for months. Sometimes they work, and other times, not so much. This is a little unnerving, to say the least. I kind of like driving a car with brakes you can count on. I like to live on the edge for sure; just not over it.

We’ve taken my c...

May 9, 2013

Three days into motherhood, I wondered, “Where will this kid go to school in 5 years? Public? Private? Dare I...(gasp)... homeschool him?  Most new moms probably worry about cloth verses disposable or bottle verses breast feed.

Makes sense. But I don’t make sense most o...

April 25, 2013

I wake up. Drag out of bed. Drink coffee. Kiss kids. Shower (maybe). Get dressed (also optional). Check email and Facebook.(No one else posts any of these big accomplishments in their status updates.) Grocery shop for an army. Do stinky boy laundry. Wish I were Jeanie...

April 13, 2013

Jeff just called me a Helicopter Parent. ME? Seriously? He just picked a fight with one pissed off mother. There is NO WAY I’m a Helicopter Parent! I’m simply a mom who does her best to help her children succeed in school. And as a Boy Mom, this is hard work. My boys d...

February 2, 2013

I didn’t think it was possible for a pre-schooler to have addictions. I was wrong. The I-Phone has won his heart. And every minute of his day is wrapped up in playing with it, thinking about it, and asking for it. When he was 2, it was cute. “Oh look at him! He is lear...

October 18, 2012

I had the opportunity to go on the KLOVE cruise last February with my husband and some friends to the Bahamas. I was looking forward to not only getting away from my mothering responsibilities and going somewhere tropical, but I was excited to meet the musicians and go...

June 21, 2012

Here is an article I wrote in 2002 about Church Planting and published in The Christian Standard.  For those of you who attend InRoads, it's our history in a nutshell! How fun to read how it all began and see where we are today! Enjoy! 

My husband, Jeff, used to sa...

June 20, 2012

I’m tired of being Zach’s mother. He’s so needy, always wanting something from me. This morning it was breakfast. And if I muster enough energy to get up again anytime soon, he’ll need his diaper changed. He’s 3. Can’t he get his own breakfast and change his own diaper...

June 14, 2012

Dear Dad,

I heard a Hallmark commercial on the radio yesterday about “What is it you need to say to your dad? Tell him with a Hallmark card.” And I wanted to do that. So bad. But everything I need to say won’t fit on a Hallmark card, and it’s been 17 years since you pas...

June 11, 2012

I’ve heard about people losing it at Little League, and yesterday I got to experience it first hand. My teenage son’s team consists of some difficult players: bad attitudes, talking back to coaches, arguing with parents, etc. But yesterday was the worst. The whole game...

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