Faithful Daughter Author, Ami McConnel Guest Post! My beautiful, determined sixteen-year-old daughter Maddie recently got her driver’s license. Friends ask me if I’m worried. Truth is I might be—if I … Continue reading #1 Life-Hack for Exhausted Moms
Moms. We love our kids. We are anxious. And we are ready to meddle.
This morning, on the 8th anniversary of the catastrophic Haitian earthquake, I did something I hope none of you ever has to do. I told my daughters that the President … Continue reading Why Haitians?
Hey, mama. I see you. You just rushed into work, late or almost late, and collapsed in your chair. You put on your makeup while sitting in traffic. You are … Continue reading Hey, Mama, I see you…
I have taken a unflinching evaluation of my life and I have come to a conclusion. I am not Instagram worthy. I am neither witty enough nor succinct enough for … Continue reading I’m Not (Instagram) Worthy!
Mother’s Day. For the moms who can’t slap #blessed on everything- this is for you. Motherhood. I have been doing this gig for 22 years now- 5 kids of my … Continue reading Mother’s Day and The Broken Road
This week I have driven one thousand miles in three afternoons without ever leaving the boundaries of my small town (or at least it feels like it). What I do … Continue reading Pain with a Purpose (and the perils of Spring sports season)
You have to be kidding me! Ever felt like that? You come face to face with betrayal so outrageous that you are just left a little bit shell shocked for … Continue reading Netflix? Chocolate? Nah, Forgive.
My oldest daughter is graduating from high school in 5 days. I am stunned how quickly the last eighteen years have slipped through my fingers. Recently, the good people at … Continue reading Jesus Calling: My Guest Blog Post
It is 5:37am and I am sitting on the porch waiting for my tea to kick in and my brain to get going so that I can do a bit … Continue reading Dear Moms…
It is summer, the season of childhood bliss and parental…I suppose “misery” is too strong a word. I don’t know, maybe not. I am looking around at all the other … Continue reading Why My Kids Are Afraid of the Word “Bored”
Alastor The Monster Mutt decided to greet the day at 5:00 a.m. this Saturday morning. I stumbled out of bed, one eye open, and shuffled into the bathroom to find … Continue reading Too Much of “The Pain”, Not Enough of the “I Love You”