Caught Between Tired and Tears

Caught Between Tired and Tears

The man made a remark about my overflowing grocery cart I carefully maneuvered to the checkout line, hoping something wouldn’t fall off. “I used to do this every week,” I replied, matter-of-factly. I’m still thankful I get to grocery shop...
Back to School Toolkit

Back to School Toolkit

School is starting! Every year August marks the end of summer and beginning of another school year for kids, parents, grandparents, churches, and everyone who’s invested in a child. I’m sharing some important resources I’ve put together over the...
7 Truths When Your Child is a Missionary

7 Truths When Your Child is a Missionary

My family and I recently returned from a mission trip in Monterrey, Mexico, where our daughter, Jenna, is a full time missionary. She went on a mission trip her junior year in high school and spent Christmas Day at an orphanage in Mexico. When I read her senior...
Why Moms Cry at Graduation Time

Why Moms Cry at Graduation Time

I wrote the following article two years ago, the summer before I started writing Fledge. It’s for all you moms who have graduating kids.  I’m the mom of a high school senior. For the third time. Being an experienced parent doesn’t lessen the emotions that...
20 Truths about Your Kids Growing Up

20 Truths about Your Kids Growing Up

I checked my phone in the middle of the night. There were only social media and email notifications. Not what I was looking for. What I was looking for was a “Thanks, Mom, I love you,” or at least an “I love you, too” from my older kids no...