What one of my rest days looks like

day of rest for a weary mom

Since burning out a few months ago, I’ve tried very hard to rest more often. It’s taken a while to be comfortable with doing less, but I think it has been the key to my recovery and the lessening of the anxiety that swirled inside me. This month at Keeper of the Home, all of […]

Blessings of illness

birdie

It’s been a little over four months since I was flat on my back, sick in bed, for ten whole days. That was just the wake up call . . . I had been feeling pretty crummy for a good, long while. Stomach-churning anxious every single day. That stomach-churning anxiety had been my companion for […]

Hitting the bottom and crawling out . . .

E taking pics in Yosemite

The images in this post are from a family trip to Yosemite we made a few weeks ago. We had to postpone it because I was so ill. I was thankful to eventually go and enjoy God’s beautiful creation with my loved ones. *** It began with a sharp pain in my leg that I […]

At home this weekend . . .

Making cake

This time last year I was in Pennsylvania having fun (and also dying of nerves) at my first ever blogging conference. I decided not to go this year, although I would love to, and am a little sad to miss out, but also pleased to be here at home with my own little family. We […]

When You Feel Like You’re Failing

failing

Do you ever feel like everything is falling apart? That you could just curl up in a ball and cry? Do you have conversations with yourself that list all the things you are doing wrong? I think most of us do this from time to time. I discussed what to do when you find yourself […]

Reevaluating and Rearranging My Life and This Blog

freesias

Freesias in our sandy backyard. I‘ve been composing this post in my mind for over a month and I still don’t know what I want to say . . . I feel awkward talking about myself to in this way, but I know when a blogger I read stops writing very frequently, I wonder what […]

A Day in the Life

dayinlife

Today I’m joining my friend Rebekah and sharing an hour by hour snapshot of my day through pictures. To see Rebekah’s day and the days of others, visit her Day in the Life post. These photos document our day on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. 6:50am – Allowed myself to sleep in until the kids woke […]

Let’s Chat. . .{and a video}

I am so thankful to all of you who stop by and read here. Many of you leave sweet comments and ask questions. You encourage me greatly. It is nice to know there are many women out there who are very much like me. Sharing the same struggles and joys each day. All of us […]

Bigger Picture Moment: The Life on My Hip

on my hip in a messy kitchen

As I crept through the dark in search of warm socks to take the chill from my icy toes, she clung to my side. Treading carefully over stray shoes, it dawned on me: this child has a lifetime ahead of her, and she rides along with me, trusting me to give her all she needs. […]

Small Changes for a Simpler Life

keys

A glance into my highly-distractable, un-organized mind (just what you wanted, right?): It all started with me standing at the front door, with two kids, a baby on my hip, and a bag on my shoulder. Juggling my load I tried key after key before finally finding one that would let us in. I became […]