Tipping over the scales: Finding grace when you feel like you just can’t get it right

I keep this silent tally in my head: “Oh, good job. You were patient and gentle with him. Good parenting moment.” “That was bad…really bad. You lost your temper AGAIN. Bad parenting, right there!” In my mind I see the scales, tipping back and forth, hoping that the good outweighs the bad and I can … [Read more…]

The Top 10 TheBamBlog posts for 2016

I love list-articles and end of the year wrap-ups. So here’s one for TheBamBlog. These are my top 10 posts for the year per number of views: Self-Care, ADHD, Marriage, Motherhood, Homeschool vs. Public School, Autism, and Christianity. Yep, sounds about right. 10. My 30s suddenly got very expensive (and why I’m okay with that) … [Read more…]

Our 2016 Christmas Letter

Welcome to the 2016 Meng Family Christmas Letter! If you read my blog regularly, this letter will only be mildly newsy, but I always loved my Mom’s Christmas letters when I was a kid and it’s a fun way to wrap up a year. And what a year we’ve had! Aaron’s big news is that … [Read more…]