Hi Friends! I'm back with another post from my archives...and yes this one goes way back (see date below!) I share it because it is summer, and the topic of sleepovers seems to come up a LOT this time of year! I do hope it stimulates some good conversation, or at least brings up a few things to consider. ****** 7/2014: This week we celebrated Jonah's thirteenth birthday by having a party with six extra boys sleeping over. There was a lot of noise,
Hi Friends! I am returning to a summer tradition of sharing some favorite blog posts from the past; These are posts that have been in my archives for at least two years. Since tomorrow is Fathers' Day I thought I would start with this letter I wrote to my husband over four years ago. (It's kind of funny for me to read now, honestly, especially as I realize that we are already in a very different season than we were when I wrote it.) But, whatever
Hey Friend. How are you? I keep waiting for a little extra time to put together a Coffee Date Post and I am finally realizing, that little extra time just isn't gonna happen. It's June already, which is funny because it feels like this year has lasted WAY TOO LONG already, but somehow I'm also surprised that it's summer. We've had north swells almost continuously this spring, which is rare (and wonderful) but it made June feel like a surprise. I will say
Moms Need a Healthy Marriage is Part VI of the "What Moms Need Most" series! *You can find the introduction and a link to all of the posts in the series HERE. Now, as this is published, I just have to start with: Happy Easter! I've been working on this post for the last week and since it's done I decided to release it. It also feels extra ok that I'm sharing a marriage post on Easter because TODAY IS DAVE AND MY ANNIVERSARY! Yay for 24 years! I'm hoping you might
Hey Friends! My friend Cassie of HabitudeFitness has some encouraging and helpful thoughts to share on what it means to "Anchor Healthy Habits", and how we can do that, especially now. Cassie is a personal trainer, fitness instructor, and a Skinny Friends grad! She and I have teamed up to host the 3-Week Jumpstart Facebook group for the last two years and I love her heart and work. (She was also on Episode 41 of the Boy Mom Podcast talking about Diets, Freedom, and Being a
It is so interesting how our world can change in such a short time. I don't need to re-state the obvious, but it's pretty wild how many facets of our lives are being impacted by the outbreak and spread of the Coronavirus. YET: Amidst the sad news of sickness and death, plans being derailed, pretty-much-everything being cancelled, financial stress, and a general state of anxiety, we can all agree there is much to be thankful for: Good leaders making hard decisions to keep us
This is part 5 of the "What Moms Need Most" series. Read the Introduction to find out more about the series and to grab links to all of the posts so far! There was a time when I was home with three young boys. I loved them. I loved being a stay-at-home mom (most days ;). Yes, it was hard, but I knew deep down it was what I was supposed to do in that season. But, over time, I began to sense a little itch inside of me...There was something else I wanted -- no,
Lest you think I have quit cooking altogether, I thought it was time for a recipe post! And not just any recipe...this is sooooo good. You should plan to make it, like, tonight. You might remember that recently I was in Southern California visiting my son at Westmont College, and making the rounds at friends' homes. It was so much fun! I love California for many reasons, only one of which is eating all of the amazing, healthy foods there.