Help Me Mama Travel List: What’s in My Carry-On

I’ve had my head in the clouds a lot lately.  Research for my book.  But it’s got me thinking about the things I would never want to board a plane without.  My “gotta have it” list is so different than it was 3 years ago before Ty was born.  A baby really does change almost […]

Spray paint it sunshine yellow


I’ve always thought of myself as “crafty.”  In the glue gun, stacks of fabric and spray paint kind of way not the sly, sneaky way.  I come by it honest from both my mama and Creator.  When I was a girl a sign hung in her sewing room that said, “She who dies with the […]

The Love that Blesses

It’s time for another weekly writing prompt activity from Voices: Write to be Heard. Please check it out and link up!  Her children arise and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praises her Proverbs 31:28  The Love that Blesses Love that doesn’t change.  Doesn’t grow.  Doesn’t deepen. It is full, complete from the […]

My Thoughts on the Time Magazine Breastfeeding Cover

          I am a breast feeding mother.  I don’t nurse on demand.  I don’t nurse him to sleep.  I am not a pacifier.  I have chosen to feed my baby breast milk.  He uses it to satisfy his hunger and to be nutritionally satisfied.  I do nurse in public on occasion, but when I do […]

You know you’re married when….

     I know technically you can only be married or not married, but there is a time, at the beginning where your single self is slowly melting into your spouse.  Kind of a learning curve as a couple.  There is still some mystery being discovered.  How she looks when she first wakes up.  How much […]

The hole where my heart used to be…


    Before I was a mother, I always loved reading those little gift plaques about motherhood. You know the ones I’m talking about.  You find them at Hallmark or gift shops or craft shows.  They usually look hand painted and say sappy things like “Another word for mother is Love” or “God couldn’t be everywhere, […]

Alone in a coffee shop….


How Art Thou I am so proud of myself.  I am sitting alone in a coffee shop as I write this.  When I came back into the living room after putting Ty down for his morning nap, I noticed Jason was settling in for his morning nap, too.  He doesn’t have to go into work until […]

April Showers….

     When it rains it pours. This has been Jason’s mantra lately, and he usually says it with a look of defeat on his face. He’s talking about his work schedule. After spending the months leading up to the birth of our baby worried about making ends meet and praying for extra hours, he has […]

In like a lion out like a lamb

In like a lion, out like a lamb. I remember the picture for March on the calendar bulletin board when I was in the 3rdgrade.  A roaring lion and leaves that swirled angrily across the construction paper backing until they settled peacefully around a fluffy white lamb.  I found it to be very dramatic.  March […]