Lately I seem to be getting it all wrong. I am trying. I am really trying. I am trying hard… I am trying to keep it together. I am trying to be a great wife. I am trying to be a great mother. I am trying to give advice. I am trying to comfort. I … More I am getting it all wrong
Turns out that the stupid teen years don’t go away. In reality a wise teenager seems to be an oxymoron, an anomaly; it’s like Big Foot, UFO’s, or the Loch Ness Monster. Some believe it could be true, but no ones ever actually seen it. … More Teenagers Part 2
The south is known for all kinds of things, and not all of them are so lovely. But I tend to be a real fan of the south, and for several good reasons. While the South isn’t really known for Big Hair anymore (praise Jesus), it’s still known for big patterns, big design, big personalities, … More My Southern Ways
My son just turned 12. The twelfth birthday is kind of a big deal. It’s your last year of childhood before your teen years. It’s the year you begin to care about the opposite sex, what you wear, and how you smell (praise Jesus!). So for this 12th year of life, there are a few … More 12 things my son needs to know before he turns 13
So I looked for blogs today about losing it as a mom and the guilt of parenting and what showed up was a bunch of blogs on moms who feel guilty for working or reasons why mothers lose it and a bunch of coping mechanisms to help you not lose it. Here’s the deal…I don’t … More I lost it
As of yesterday we have officially been married 16 years and it got me to thinking of 16 years ago us, and well, we were idiots. So, if you say these things then, I’m sorry… 1. We will never go to bed angry. Sorry, we go to bed angry plenty. Yup, we are constantly on each … More Lies we told 16 years ago
My marriage blog has grown way bigger than expected and is even being viewed by people around the world. So here’s the thing, I wouldn’t be telling the truth about marriage if I didn’t share the good and bad. Like I said, marriage is hard, real hard. And I’m frankly sick of the fact that … More My Married for life rebuttal…
So, this last week has been one for the record books when it comes to dysfunctional marriage….not my personal marriage, but two marriages we are closely connected to, and I’m saddened at the brokenness of it all. Here’s the thing about marriage, it takes work, real work, and it’s not always easy. But I laid … More Married for Life?