In Sickness and In…Sickness

I used to pride myself on not getting sick. I’m so healthy and full of probiotics and organic homemade juices! I would announce internally (and sometimes to the Jamba Juice lady who was pouring my health into a cup). Then I had kids. And all that awesomeness...

Creating a Summer Bucket List

Last year, my kids and I tried out an experiment: A Summer Bucket List! We wrote out 60 things we’d like to do over the course of the summer, posted the list on our refrigerator, and started working our way through them. By the end of the summer, we had accomplished...

Romance in the Midst

Valentine’s Day. Just another day to promote materialism, support the restaurant industry, and boost greeting card company earnings, right? It could be, but we can make it more. As my husband and I raised five kids (which, due to timing of said kids, spanned 20 years...

Anatomy of a Road Trip

My husband and I met at a small college in Iowa. Going into it all, I should have known there was a good chance I’d end up marrying an Iowa farm boy. But I also didn’t think I’d ever be the type to want a small town Iowa life (although I now sometimes wish for it)....

Between the Naptimes

So, it’s naptime. All three of my kids (six, four, and two years old) nap at the same time everyday. PRAISE. JESUS. Many days – or if I’m honest, in this season most days – I walk down the stairs after tucking them in feeling an equal amount of relief and...