Thanksgiving Without Turkey (and stress)

I see all the amazing recipes and Instagrams of set tables. I see people playing football at the park and the mad rush to grab that last minute item at the grocery store. The air smells like roast turkey. It’s Thanksgiving Day….and I’m in bed. The last couple weeks have been rocky for me. I [Read More…]

HG Made Me a Better Mom

I know I talk a lot about HG. Particularly here, here, and here. But, you have to understand, having Hyperemesis Gravidarum changed my life. It changed me. Even before I got that first positive pregnancy test, I had so many ideas about what I wanted my pregnancy, labor and delivery to be like. I was excited [Read More…]

Small Frys

Right now I’m asking myself why I am typing these words. I don’t feel inspired. I don’t think I have anything worth saying right now.  Jude (age 5), is balancing on the arm of an old chair, peering over the printer in our office/homeschool room trying to see what is on my computer screen. His grin [Read More…]

Nourishing Romance In Our Marriages

Once upon a time, a boy and a girl who were very much in love got married. In the months that followed, the newlyweds lived off their love for one another. They made love multiple times a day, they didn’t see the point in clothes when they were home alone and could rarely be coaxed [Read More…]

Why We Don’t Have “Best” Friends

My daughter, Ophelia, is nine years old. She is slipping out of childhood and into young adulthood. We already have frequent conversations about clothes, life goals, and appropriate relationships with boys. Recently, the question of female friendships arose. She, being very tender-hearted, was feeling guilty about making new friends when she has so many wonderful [Read More…]

“All Babies are Wanted” is the Worst Pro-Life Argument

Written by Kallie Kohl “Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?” (James 2:15-16, NIV) Hello, and welcome to my rant. I have probably made [Read More…]

Why I Am Pro-Life

My second Hyperemetic pregnancy was Miss Mira. I started throwing up at 8 weeks and had lost 20lbs and was in the hospital for emergency rehydration by 10 weeks along. I threw up every day, at least once, throughout the entire pregnancy and on 32mg of Zofran (a drug used for chemotherapy) along with vitamin [Read More…]

Little Things

I’ve been resting and it has felt so very good. A couple months ago, we purchased a small home and I am still unpacking. Books mostly. When a liberal arts major and a bookworm marry, the result is several wonderfully geeky children and a house filled to the brim with books. We have thousands despite [Read More…]

Love Wins

God created marriage. He created marriage to be between a man and a woman. Not man and man, not woman and woman. What men and women decide is legal or not has no bearing on God and His laws. You can’t change what constitutes marriage any more then you can change what time the sun [Read More…]

The Fear In Our Faith

With the advent of the Internet, the sheer volume of information available stretches far beyond what we could possibly have time to process in one lifetime. Less than twenty years ago, our knowledge was limited to what our social circles knew through personal experience or through selective news outlets.  Today, we have the whole wide [Read More…]