An Ode to Sleepless Nights, Lonely Days, and Unabashed Love and Devotion

I recently came across a blog encouraging young mothers to keep going, keep mothering, keep forging ahead. The article assured these young moms they would survive these times, that it would get easier, that their kids would turn out okay. I thought this was beautiful. Back when I was a young mom, I read everything …

Life is Messy

I used to be such a good housekeeper. Before six kids and full-time job . . . before six kids and going back to school . . . before six kids and realizing life would go on if the oven wasn't scrubbed every week, my house was always spotless. Even spontaneous, unannounced visitors would comment …