What Millennial Mamas Need Most

“I don’t love you Mommy!” My breath catches in my chest. I look into the angry eyes of this stranger-child, this child of another woman who’s Mommy I’ve suddenly become. We were up to our hearts in a tantrum. Legs flying, arms flailing, consequences failing- then suddenly, still. Five little words bring us both to … Continue reading What Millennial Mamas Need Most

5 Posts Every Future Foster Mama Must Read.

Fellow Christ adoring Mama, aren't you glad to know there really is purpose in all this? All the discipline and diapers and laundry. That these things really are your reasonable service-your eucharisteo- allowing you to worship our Lord. When my husband and I first were married we moved across the country from all of our … Continue reading 5 Posts Every Future Foster Mama Must Read.

When you can’t handle the suffering in the world anymore.

A Mom killed on her way home from visiting her brand new babes in the NICU. Senseless killing in Vegas. A young husband and father's plane crashes and he has yet to be found. Two of my three children are going to be taken away because they aren't biologically mine. I want to crawl down … Continue reading When you can’t handle the suffering in the world anymore.

Self Care: Thoughts from a Christian Foster Mama

I grew up in a very conservative Baptist Christian home. Not going to say anything right or wrong about that. But that being the case there are words that carry certain connotations. Jean skirt- Any good baptist girl knows the value of wearing the really long suckers when youth group is playing soccer. #bestgoalieever Three … Continue reading Self Care: Thoughts from a Christian Foster Mama

Through the Purple Door- A Memorial to Jim Elliot Christian School

I lost my job last week. Not just a job, but a home. I walked through that purple door for the first time just about two years ago, scared out of my mind. “What am I doing?!” “You’re not a teacher!” “You’ve never had an education class in your life!” Satan hissed in my ears … Continue reading Through the Purple Door- A Memorial to Jim Elliot Christian School

Claiming God’s Promises as a Foster Mom

Last Sunday afternoon I was in my kitchen pouring juice into pretty glasses and hashbrowns were sizzling in the pan. Sunday brunch is my favorite. Mostly because it’s an excuse to drink another cup of coffee when I’ve already had a morning cup, but also because the peace that spending the morning in God’s house … Continue reading Claiming God’s Promises as a Foster Mom