NYC

We spent a few days in New York City over the kids' spring break. Heading into this vacation I kept wondering if we should even try to go on a vacation with a teenager still struggling with some major compulsions and avoidance behaviors due to OCD. And honestly, it was hard. But there were lots …

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Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

Because of the all-encompassing nature of my son's OCD diagnosis and treatment, I've had to step away from some ministry roles within the last month. There is no denying it - I'm sad about this. And more than once I've found myself questioning whether or not I made the right decision to step away, because …

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Sweet, sweet summer

Well, summer is in full swing here! I love the laid-back schedule and feeling that we can do anything we want, whenever we want! (Full disclosure-very soon the lack of routine will leave me crying. But for now it's all good!) Memorial Day weekend we decided to give away our kids' fort to our neighbor. …

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December 2014!

Christmas is two days away! Today we are finishing up our preparations... wrapping the last of the gifts, making the last of the cookies (peanut butter balls), and all that good stuff. Here's what we've been up to this month: We've had a rough December in terms of busy-ness and sicknesses, so we're also doing …

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Top 10 Ways to Identify the Mom Whose Kids Have Lice at School

These are in no particular order. And they may or may not be, uh, from personal experience. Look for the mom who is itching her head.  (Fact: 90% of moms treating kids with lice actually get lice from their licey-headed kiddos.)  And even if she's not itching from lice, she's itching just from thinking about them.  And …

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August Happenings

aaah, August has been a bit of a whirlwind.  Here's some snapshots of the month.A trip to an amusement park. My trip to Dallas. My son's 9th birthday (again, all about legos and star wars!). New haircuts and two missing teeth - just in time to start Kindergarten next week! And witnessing God protecting us from this.  We've known …

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