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Biblical Taunts (Sunday Thoughts #8)

2 SAMUEL 5:4-7 4 David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years. 5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years. 6 The king and his men marched to Jerusalem to attack the Jebusites, who lived there. The Jebusites said to David, “You will not get in here; even the blind and the lame can ward

A Blogger Thank You

This might be the best Thinking Out Loud yet. Last week I was hired as a permanent writer for Parenting Special Needs magazine and Tribe magazine published my article:  (thanks to feedback I received from you telling me to give that story room to grow).   This week magazine published my article, You can view it here or on my Facebook page. So this is a thank you to all of you for your

FIGHTBACK for Autism

I accidentally came across Fightback for Autism while standing in the middle of a crowded Toys R Us the week after Thanksgiving. Toy stores stress me out. Something about the too bright colors and inanimate objects springing to life when you walk by. This day was no different. I had been on the hunt for a train or Lego table. It was going to be the big Christmas reveal. It was going to be my


We’ve done a lot of traveling lately with the holidays and the long winter weekends. By traveling I mean riding in the car within a fifty-mile radius of our house. There are many hours to fill when no one’s in school and no one’s at work. Charlie has taken a liking to music over videos in the car (hallelujah) and Paul Simon is our current tuneage…a welcomed reprieve from Baby Einstein. Remember when classical music

A World in Flux (Sunday Thoughts #7)

LUKE 1:57-64 57 When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. 58 Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy. 59 On the eight day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, 60 but his mother spoke up and said, “No! He is to be called John.”

You Like Me. You Really Like Me.

Cora was sick recently. Cora is never sick. She’s resilient. Charlie gets all the fevers and Jonas gets all the snot, but somehow Cora sails through, like her mama. But she didn’t make it past this one. The fever came, the naps stopped, the coughing started. And suddenly she had morphed into a different child. She wanted to be in my lap ALL THE TIME. I wasn’t complaining. She rarely gets cuddly like this. Normally,

Tribe Magazine and Me

Tribe Magazine’s slogan is “Everything Mom.” Since that’s the title of my life, I am honored to have an article out for them today. If you get a chance and want to laugh at my no-good-very-bad mom day, then please check it out.   UGLY CAKE TEARS Save Save

Aquatic Therapy and Free Money

My birthday falls right at the beginning of December when everyone is still recovering from Thanksgiving and scrambling to check off the Christmas list. No one wants to toss a birthday present in there. June birthdays are the best in my opinion. School’s out, the pool has just opened, and your party can be at the park, pool, zoo…you name it. You’re a hero in June and a villain in December for making mothers drag

Lego Expo Fails and Mall Wins (My Women’s March)

LEGO EXPO. Such promise in that phrase. The parallel syllables. The rhyme. The punch at the end of each word. You can almost see it as a graphic on the big screen before a Vegas Prime Time match. “Lego” slams into “Expo” with an explosion of fists and fireworks. Ladies and gentlemen are you ready! I talked it up big time Saturday morning as we sat on the floor of the living room eating cinnamon

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