Turning Dirty Socks into Smiles: Loving all of your husband’s personality traits.

By Amber Haskew, Guest Writer When it comes to me and my husband, our personalities are as different as possible. Even Myers-Briggs-type advice says our personalities should not marry because we are too different to even understand each other, let alone have a happy marriage! Yet, in our ten years of marriage, we have come … [Read more…]

Crunchy or Soggy? The Problem with Parenting Ideologies

“I mean, I’m crunchy, but I’m not that crunchy,” she said. “Crunchy?” I frowned, laughing slightly. “What’s that?” I was 22 and newly pregnant (though I didn’t know it was twins yet!) when I had this conversation with my sister-in-law. She is more than ten years older than me and already had two kids of … [Read more…]

The Grace We Can’t Give Ourselves

I don’t usually write “Response” posts to things that are immediately happening in my life, but I’m going to today. Maybe because my filter has been rubbed thin by the weight of my own pain. Maybe because this is an issue that I struggle with myself. But here it goes. I started homeschooling last week. … [Read more…]

Happy 3rd Birthday, Eli !

Dear Eli, You are 3 today! You are my ray of sunshine and the reason I fall into bed exhausted every night. I suppose that is the essence of being three. These last few years have been tough for me, as your mom. Since you were born, we’ve survived your tongue tie, Benji’s Autism Diagnosis, … [Read more…]