Motherhood: On Losing My Mind

When I was single, I would endlessly ponder lofty thoughts and ideals, never realizing how many hours of my day were spend inward rather than expressing my thoughts.  As a natural introvert, this was a normal way of existing, yet I took it for granted more than I knew at the time.  You see, when [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|Faith and Family, Featured, Lifestyle, parenting|0 Comments

God of the Mess

After an invigorating and edifying (albeit rare) conversation with a faraway friend, I came to realize something that I should have known long ago:  God exists in my messy parenting.  For six years now, since Felicity was a tiny newborn, I've believed the opposite: that I was supposed to somehow magically transform into a long-suffering [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Faith and Family, Lifestyle, parenting, spirituality|0 Comments

Why I Don’t Joke Around

Many people believe I am overly intense and too serious. I wouldn't disagree with that, but there is a reason I am cautious about joking around with people. As a perceptive person who picks up on subtle nuances and emotions, I've been present during awkward conversations gone wrong. Several years ago, a good friend of [...]

By | July 13th, 2016|Faith and Family, Lifestyle, parenting|0 Comments

How to Help Your Children Deal with Stress

How to Help Your Children Deal with Stress As any Mom knows, children are always growing and going through different phases. One day your little darling can’t get enough of playtime with the stackable cups you bought him, and the next, the stackable cups are passé. They may suddenly reject foods that they previously enjoyed [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|Featured, Lifestyle, parenting|0 Comments

Connecting with the Special Needs Community in Indiana

I never imagined that one day I would be standing up in front of regional specialists who work with kids who have early intervention needs, such as developmental, physical, speech, and occupational therapists.  As I stood in the small room on a local college campus, I was addressing these, as well as school counselors and [...]

By | June 1st, 2016|Apert Syndrome, Featured, parenting, special needs|0 Comments