I’ll be the first to admit it. I like crazy ideas. It goes against being a mom (although being a mom is a crazy idea, now that I’ve come to think about it). But here goes. I’m considering packing my kids in our car and driving 12 hours over the course of two days. Then taking about 39 hours off of driving. And then turning around … Continue reading Am I crazy? You decide
My husband and I began this blog 30 months ago. We were gung-ho. We felt guilty for posting less than three times a week. No, maybe four. Or five. We had an unhealthy fascination with our stats page. Actually, when I think of some of our blogging highlights — many came from those early months. Like, “No Kidnappings Allowed,” “The Shot Heard Round the Metro” or “To market to market … Continue reading Come on and ride this wave with us
I’m really not sure what God is up to, but tonight makes three times in nine days: food miracles. Last Saturday we were down to our last few dollars. Even though it was tight, I bought hot dogs for my family to eat for Sunday dinner. “It’s not that big of splurge,” I rationalized. The truth was, I wanted someone everyone likes with minimal prep. … Continue reading When God’s invited, you never know what you are having
“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” The words leapt off the page this afternoon. Sharing is a constant topic of conversation in our house of three boys 6 and younger. I’ll leave the rest to your imagination. But today was no ordinary day. We were on the way to an impromptu birthday … Continue reading No small sacrifice
This has been the year of change. It started out with a mid-January return to America. Since then we have lived in three places. In fact, during one just-for-fun weekend trip, my kids asked if the hotel was our new home. Now my 4 year old is trying to extract a promise that we will never leave our apartment. And his toys. Ever. Again. And … Continue reading Back to school: more changes ahead
For those who live overseas, it’s wise to come back to your country of origin every now and again just to stay current on what to be afraid of. A few years ago it was aspartame, commonly found in diet sodas. Thankfully, that didn’t apply to me. I only drink sodas with 100% natural high fructose corn syrup. (One has to have standards.) I remember when … Continue reading Don’t fear, it’s organic
Today my oldest son graduated from kindergarten. Whew! We made it. I homeschooled him — and even though I’m not a huge homeschooling advocate (no offense to those who are) — I have to say it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. This school year started on one continent and ended on another. It happened in three houses, six states, on … Continue reading We finished!