Green peas, weddings, acorns and more! A Thankful Tuesday post

Look at that guy. Is he posing for GQ?

Yesterday’s lunch when a newly 6-month-old baby was simultaneously consuming and expelling puréed green peas all over his face: This made his older brother laugh hysterically. Which caused the little babes smile like a hero. He made his big brother laugh! So they both stared at each other over lunch, both smiling and knowing whatever [Read More...]

A short post from a tired lady.

Ah, how I wish I had a long, deep, lovely thing to post today. Instead, I’m tired and grouching (that’s not a word, Hohorst!) to Chris that my time is already stretched here and I hardly have friends yet! What a complainy-face I can be. Listen, I’m writing this at 11:04 pm and I have [Read More...]

80 degrees, cool breeze, breakfast tacos: a list

It’s Thankful Tuesday! A List: Eighty degrees and a cool breeze! My baby sleeping on me outside in the shade while my husband and little boy laugh and make up games in the apartment complex pool. A holiday and we’re all home together. Time to read and hear the Psalms. Breakfast tacos in Austin, Texas. [Read More...]

First Day of Preschool (!) Thankful

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Many reasons to be grateful today: August is so ready for some friends and a schedule. He loved his art school in San Francisco and I know he’s going to thrive at real preschool. Circle time! Playing with new kids! Eating lunch without his mama! (And then going home with her 15 minutes later…) It’s [Read More...]

To Lose Faith is to Stop Looking

“To lose faith is to stop looking.  To lose faith is to decide that all you ever saw from afar was your own best dreams.”               -Frederick Buechner I’ve had that quote on a sticky on my desktop for years now. I don’t know where I first read it. [Read More...]

Are we raising our children alone?

Last night I stumbled on Jennifer Fulwiler’s recent post, “Stay-at-Home Moms Need Help” on the National Catholic Register (she also blogs at Conversion Diary). In it, Jennifer is asking the question of whether it’s self-indulgent for a woman who stays home to have help with housekeeping or childcare. I thought what she had to say [Read More...]


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