Embracing seasonal shifts


As a mom of young children, I often hear other moms ahead of me in the parenting journey tell me, “it’s just a season.” It is meant as an encouragement and I appreciate it even though, in the moment, it sometimes feels a bit trite. I get that it’s a season, but you know, when [...]

A year later

One Year Later

I thought I would have a flow of words to share with you today, but I don’t. Maybe it’s fatigue. Maybe it’s being busy with no time to let my thoughts flow. Possibly. But I think it’s simply that when you are reflecting on something that is so meaningful to you, sometimes the only words [...]

Get outside! (And maybe find a secret garden)


You know when you have one of those mornings that are just off? Everyone is out of sorts (including Mom), and you have this feeling that the day is just going to go from bad to worse if you don’t do something to change course. This is when I have to remember, oh yeah, I’m [...]

On making daily intentional choices

Today's choice

I’m sitting on my bed listening to the even breathing of my eight week old napping next to me. It’s Saturday, and Brian is home and has given me time to hide away in my room to rest, read, write, or whatever it is that will fill my tank. I’m fighting the urge to walk [...]

Edinburgh, Consulate, and Travel as a Family of Six


This past week we took our first big adventure as a family of six. Actually, it was our first real day trip outside of St Andrews since we moved here in September. It’s sad that it took us that long to venture out, but moving when seven months pregnant does not make for easy traveling. [...]