The Voice

The Voice Last month our pastor preached about Christianity and mental illness. As both a Christian and a physician, I really appreciated this thoughtful, compassionate, well researched message. You can listen to it here. My favorite part was when he said: “God has given humans the right to do science!” However, the part that had … Continue reading The Voice

Homeschool Shopping

Homeschool Shopping I used to hate school shopping. I know it sounds fun to go buy a bunch of pencils and books, but what actually happened was this: you take a bunch of kids in a store, which is your first problem. You have a list of esoteric items that neither you, your children or … Continue reading Homeschool Shopping

Packing Tips for Hoarders

We are moving. You may be surprised, but probably not as much as I am. We have been in this house for 13 years.  It’s the only house our kids remember.  While we were focused on raising said kids, we seemed to have accumulated a lot of stuff. Just getting started on the kitchen packing … Continue reading Packing Tips for Hoarders

Debt Free Victory Lap

We did it. Maybe it’s too soon to write about this because it hasn’t sunk in and I’m still in a daze. But here’s what happened: God reminded us of the original vision. Read more about that here.  We put our rental property on the market. We asked the Lord to bring us the perfect … Continue reading Debt Free Victory Lap

Working Mom Comes Clean

We went to the bank on Tuesday, at 11 am. On Monday we had broken our piggy bank open after a couple years of saving. We brought all $180 worth of change to the bank and poured it down the coin counter in the lobby. When we took our ticket up to the teller, I … Continue reading Working Mom Comes Clean

Midlife Crisis

It occurred to me the other day that people may think I am having a midlife crisis.  I think of midlife crisis as making radical and unexpected life changes in an attempt to ward off old age.  But it turns out there’s actually a whole psychological study around the topic. It is defined as “an … Continue reading Midlife Crisis

5 THINGS THAT SURPRISED ME ABOUT HOMESCHOOLING

  How much I miss my mom friends.  There is a mom gang that hangs out in the parking lot at school after morning drop off.  When I was first married and my kids were little, I spent several years without any close female friends.  That is its own story, but that dry period made … Continue reading 5 THINGS THAT SURPRISED ME ABOUT HOMESCHOOLING