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The Case for Celebrating Birthdays

There are some families who pace themselves for birthdays: one year family party, one year friend party. I’m not of that variety. My husband and I both come from lines of birthday celebrators. read more


What it is to Celebrate a Husband

There is a man I know who gets up and goes to work. He will not win a Nobel Prize, he does not earn in the highest tax bracket and he will never have the skills to play sports professionally. But he is the man I love the most in the world…my husband. read more


Tales of an Inconsistent Disciplinarian

When I was pregnant with my first child, my friend Krista asked me about our discipline philosophy. Whatta … huh? was how I wanted to reply. But all she got was a blank stare. Because that seemed like the more eloquent option. read more


Who Am I Doing This for Anyway?

I have a confession. My worst parenting moments have often been when I’m trying to impress someone. Never my kids of course, but other adults. Even disciplining publicly can be for someone else’s benefit. It’s awful. I know. We can get that out right here, right now. read more


Moving Past Survival in the Toddler Years

But these years with the toddler crew in tow aren’t meant to be endured, where survival is the end goal and thriving only happens once they’re over. It is possible, I promise, to enjoy this difficult parenting season too. At least in part. Here are a few things that helped. read more