One of my new things (of which there are many these days—I feel sort of adolescent, changing and growing and trying new things faster than I can keep up with, in a good way) is playing.
» READ MORE“Mama, when are you going to play with me? » READ MOREIn the hustle bustle of stressful family life, it can be great to spend special one-on-one time with each child.
”Her fingers reach out like thin cords, pulling me upstairs to her pink hideaway constructed of blankets.“I have to make dinner, Love,” I say. Kids adore the attention, the fun and the indulgence of having one parent all to ...
» READ MORE“Mama, when are you going to play with me? » READ MOREFor most of my life, anger terrified me.
”Her fingers reach out like thin cords, pulling me upstairs to her pink hideaway constructed of blankets.“I have to make dinner, Love,” I say. I thought it was merely the midwife to violence, the blinding catalyst for every act of assault ever committed.
» READ MORE “Conflict breeds intimacy.” That’s what my husband Derek and I heard years ago, over and over, as we began our dating relationship.
We were working at a group home for teenagers and were surrounded by conflict ...» READ MOREThere’s something about applying watercolor paint to paper that soothes the soul.It was too intense, too extroverted, too direct ...» READ MOREWhen the grocery lists, laundry piles, work emails and family parties fill up our days, it’s hard to get to romance, kisses and uninterrupted conversation at home.Even if we are miraculously at home alone, » READ MOREFor a population famous for being committed monogamists, Christian mommies sure have a lot of people in their bedrooms with them.I’m not talking about other partners here, but the looming judgments of important figures like ...