Category: Faith in Families

Come and See!

“Come see, come see!” Kailey runs into the kitchen, hand outstretched. “Come with me, Mommy! We made a castle for you! Come see!” I smile.  These moments — times when my kids proudly offer up their creativity and love —…

Do You Think I’m Insecure?

I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous – everyone hasn’t met me yet. – Rodney Dangerfield I usually feel pretty good about myself when I wake up—for the five minutes I refrain from…

Hope for “Those” Days

It was one of those days. I was weepy, hormonal, cranky, and generally out of sorts. I felt like I was going to scream because I’d been cooped up in the house with two kids, I had a work deadline…

The Wisdom of a Father

Anytime Dad wanted to make his point he’d always call me Tammy Lynn. Middle names were given by mothers and fathers to make children sit up and pay attention, a sort of call to order when important things were being…

Operation Enduring Sleep

We call it Operation Enduring Sleep. My husband and I, the two-member coalition in this war on sleep-deprivation, take our assignment very seriously. The mission: to transfer our sleeping toddler, Jordan, from his car seat to his bed without waking…