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Category Archives: family

A Letter from a Daddy to His 2-Year-Old Girl

This morning we sat down for a special birthday pancake breakfast to celebrate baby girl turning two. Gavin surprised usView full post »

My Womb Aches for Life, While My Baby Is In Another Woman’s Arms

This post originally appeared at Missional Women. —————— I don’t know how to tellView full post »

Define Your Role as Servant {Velvet Ashes}

I felt invalidated for a long time. It began in a faith culture where women were to be quiet and keep their spiritualView full post »

Inviting My Children to Experience the Kingdom

This post is part of a series titled Redefining Biblical Womanhood. Check out the other parts of the series here. —View full post »

Giving Up on the Mommy Wars

Earlier this week, I heard from a young woman—an intelligent, strong young women—who confessed her fear of havingView full post »

I’m Not Entitled to Comfort

My husband and I have been busy mapping out the next year of our lives. Places to go, conferences to attend, visitors toView full post »

I Love My Man & His Football

When we began preparing to move overseas, I made lists of all the things we would need to bring. Clothes. Kitchen itemsView full post »

To My Parents’ Generation: Please Don’t Give Up on Us

My husband and I have quickly learned that we need a way to escape from the stress of cross-cultural acclimation. WhatView full post »

How I’m Learning to Balance My Home and My Phone

People love their cell phones. I remember riding through the streets of Port-au-Prince years ago, completely overwhelmedView full post »

A Happier Home: eBook Discount + Giveaway

Hey, Moms! I’d love to introduce you to another expat momma living in my part of the world! Alison Wood lives inView full post »

For the Back-to-School Teacher Mom

I remember the Christmas of 2012 so well…it was when we finally announced our pregnancy with extended family andView full post »

Husbands: Keep Fighting Like Mad for Us

It always comes at the most inopportune times: The out-of-nowhere-sob. Yesterday I came home, sweating from the walk andView full post »

When You Need the Grace to Say YOU are a Good Mom

I got all nostalgic yesterday thinking about my first year as a mother. My hubby walked into the room {where he thoughtView full post »

Thank You, Mom, For Letting Me Go

I was always a free spirit. Seeking adventure, craving excitement. I wanted to learn more and experience new things. YouView full post »

Marrying a Doctor Wrecked My Life: 5 Things Doctors Wish Moms Knew

  When my college boyfriend was accepted to medical school, I have to admit…my chest stuck out a little higher. ThatView full post »