Reminders Between My Eyes

The moment just happened, and I just happened to have a camera in hand. The warm sunlight was quickly slipping beyond the trees across the field, and my kids laughed and ran in the magical light. The oldest leaned down and whispered something to the fourth and she giggled. “Hey, do that again!” I said…

Motherhood, my teacher

Motherhood has a way of stripping you bare, peeling back to reveal insecurities and silent wounds carefully covered before. As a mother, I’ve stumbled into things in my heart that I never even dreamed were there. I’ve looked in the mirror and been taken back by the tired woman staring back at me. There have…

When it’s more than we can handle…

Four years ago we were just dipping our toes into this journey of Daniel going to school. I don’t think either of us had a glamorized view of what school would take in this stage of life. We knew it would be hard. We knew it would take sacrifice. I knew this would involve long…

He was here all along

It was a pregnancy that lasted 87 million years. It truly felt endless. False labor for weeks, measuring big the whole way through for the first time, going 12 days late, baby jammed from my hips to my ribs- I was just so uncomfortable. “This too shall pass” kept taunting, from the other side of…

My husband, My hero

The first time I ever saw him, he had a baby in his arms. He looked so natural that I assumed it was his, and only later did I realize he was holding a friend’s baby. That he wasn’t, in fact, married. I watched him from afar, admired his passion to take gospel hope back…

The Hidden Beauty in the Barren Places

This post contains affiliate links, which if you purchase through I make a small percentage. I dug my toes into the cool sand and closed my eyes, the salty spray whipping my hair against my face. The peach-hued sun was just slipping into that fuzzy line along the horizon. We had the Mexican beach, scattered with…

When All is Holy

Lord, sometimes we don’t have words. Sometimes we see clearly that we are not enough. That our needs engulf the opportunities around us. How can mortal flesh reach in and touch the soul? Human hands reaching for the heart can only connect with heartbeats when filled with You. Sometimes we can plow impressively through lists…

Twenty Minutes

The cutest little midwife stretches the string over my belly and announces “Twenty minutes!” I wish it was just twenty minutes instead of seven weeks. I really do. But like my mom said once, “Life is made up of waiting seasons. Once one is past, you find yourself waiting in the next.” I’ve never been…

Why we love Teaching Textbooks 3.0

This is my honest opinion of Teaching Textbooks, which I have shared with anyone looking for a math program since we discovered it. Teaching Textbooks has given me 3.0 access this year for my students in exchange for this review. But honestly, my review wasn’t tainted by the exchange- because we love this program so…

The Math Curriculum​ that ​is Here to Stay

I am so thrilled to share my honest and unbiased review on Teaching Textbooks with anyone looking for a math program. While I received a year subscription for my two students in exchange for this review, I’ve been bragging on this curriculum ever since we stumbled onto it a few years ago. It has been…