The power of a hug

The power of a hug

When it comes to “love languages,” there is no doubt that my top language is words of affirmation. I love encouraging words, and I probably tell my people I love them a million times a day in a million different ways. For a long time, I would have put physical touch at the top of the […]

Why, yes, we DO have our hands full!

Why, yes, my hands ARE full!

Easter this year didn’t go quite as planned. Instead of Easter lunch and an egg hunt with Sean’s mom’s side of the family (something we’ve done every year for the last 9 years), the kids and I headed to church without Sean, grabbed pizza and Starbucks, visited urgent care and then grocery shopped and filled […]

The real truth about getting married young…or old…or any time

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Every few months someone will write a news article, blog post or opinion column about the joys or dangers of getting married young, with each side staunchly defending their belief that it’s either really, really good or really, really bad. Because my parents faced so much criticism for “letting” me get married at 20 years old, I’m always tempted to jump […]

How self-care makes me {and you} a better mom

Why self-care makes me {and you} a better mom

Self-care is something I’ve been blogging about more often in recent months, not because I’ve arrived in this area but because it’s something I’m learning about and experiencing myself. I’ve been writing about self-care to remind readers—and myself—of its importance and the benefits and so on—and yet it’s only been in the last few weeks that I’ve seen […]