The Dandelion Ripple Effect

We were, of course, running late. Aren't we always? But this day we were running late to church. We had to park far away, because we were so late that all of the late-leavers parking spots from the prior service had already been taken. So I'm speed walking up the sidewalk, pulling my four year [...]

The Power of Invisibility

Have you ever felt invisible? Sometimes I wish I could be invisible. Like when my kids suddenly get quiet and I want to know what they’re doing but also not interrupt them if they’re not being mischievous. Or when I want to check on them to see if they’re asleep, or if I am checking [...]

A Liv and Maddie Love Letter

I never thought I'd get so upset with Disney that I'd take a break from classic Disney Channel shows. But with the cancellation of Girl Meets World, I needed some space to heal for the first time. I loved that show, and I felt it was prematurely cancelled. But time heals, in this case, and [...]

Post traumatic baby disorder

Please note that I am not making light of PTSD; I'm merely using the most well-known and appropriate comparison to illustrate my point.I've noticed a peculiar shift since little bear's arrival. For one, little things can make me completely tense and freeze as though blinking might make a difference. Another occurrence is the ball of [...]

Quiet Faith

After church recently, I felt compelled to share my faith. I usually walk quietly in my faith, but God has put this on my heart and I'm trying to obey unquestioningly and listen closely, so here goes.I wouldn't say my faith has ever been a secret. I teach at a Christian school, I reference heaven [...]