Bragging rights, “those conversations” and loving your ordinary kid

I’m reading this book right now called Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid!: A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Kids By Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoian. I bought this book in a particularly low, snarky, and impulsive moment…because—please understand—I really don’t want people to shut up about their “perfect” kids… …I just wish … [Read more…]

When a seed sprouts

I once gave a lesson to my students about bearing spiritual fruit. It was a pre-fab outline from the pre-fab class I was teaching so as I prepped for the lecture, I braced myself for a boring time. After all, we were at a Christian University with a bunch of church kids. Well, I don’t … [Read more…]

Dear Older Women, We need you

Dear older women, I know younger women can be scary. Sometimes we come across as Know-It-Alls with all of our independence, and opinions, and apps, and parenting philosophies. But we don’t know what we’re doing. We are lost and we need you, especially since many of us, in our insatiable drive for independence,  moved far … [Read more…]