How I Quit Drinking (5 Simple Strategies)

Ever since I shared my story of my Breakup with Alcohol, I have had many people reach out to me.  I cannot tell you how many similar stories have been shared with me, and how much it means to me that people would trust me with that information.  There are so many of us out […]

You Brought Me Home

My testimony, in a poem, inspired by the book of Hosea. Written (by me) in 2008   You Brought Me Home In Chains there I was Surrounded by cold and emptiness sharp pains of hunger carrying a world of heaviness It was the place that for so long I had known It just seemed easier […]

The Relief of Aging

I go to bed between 8:30-9:30, most nights.  Just ask my husband.  I had a girl’s night with my sorority sisters last week and the next night I went to bed at 7pm!  I just can’t hang like I used to. This hasn’t always been the case – this is a recent development. Another recent […]

“I Don’t Know How You Do It”

“I don’t know how you do it!” This is probably the most frequent comment I’ve received since having a third child.  And I get it because it is probably the comment I make most frequently to anyone I know who has more than three ;). Life with three kids feels like a circus most the […]

The Only Silver Lining

The other night I was sitting on top of an Avengers comforter with tears streaming down my face as my three year old son wept in my arms.  I felt like my heart had been ripped out of my chest.  I knew he was grieving deeply in his tiny little heart.  From his limited toddler […]

A Red Lipstick Resolution

When asked what it was like having a fourth kid, Jim Gaffigan responded: “Imagine you’re drowning.  Then someone hands you a baby.” Jordan and I often quote that to each other and laugh together.  We need laughter in this phase of life, especially when we are trying to get our Maroon 5 circus out the […]

In Defense of the Working Mom

I have been a Stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) for 6 years now.  When I first became a mother, we lived in an area that was highly academic and career oriented.  I didn’t know many other SAHMs and I  always dreaded the question, “So, what do you do?” whenever I was out in public.  People often had no […]