Nine Surprising Reasons I am Finally Able to Keep my House Clean

I’m the last person I ever thought would be writing about how I keep my house clean. Because it wasn’t clean. It was a disaster for decades. But lately, after having a messy house for so long, I’ve been able to keep my house clean and I’m pleasantly surprised at how possible it’s been and how good it feels.

prayed for my kids

What I Did Right This Week: Prayed For My Kids

I love the little buggers even though they mostly drive me nuts. I often look at them and am in awe of their amazingness. The more they grow up the more I”m impressed with what they’ve learned, who they’re becoming, and how responsible and kind they are. I love them more than life itself. Therefore I want them never to suffer. Ever. At all. But that’s impossible.

Resources for the Desperate First-Time Mom

My sister recently became pregnant for the first time (Yay!!!) and asked me expectantly for a list of books I read to get ready for the baby when I was pregnant. She’s eager for any information I can give her. The problem is that there is a wealth of information out there, not all of […]

parenting when you have absolutely nothing to give

Parenting When You Have Absolutely Nothing to Give

These last two weeks have been the worst weeks of my entire life. Yes, I’m being vague. No, I’m not going to tell you what’s been going on. It’s personal and private and It’s going to stay that way. BUT, suffice it to say I had literally NOTHING to give to my kids this past couple of weeks.