Stuff I Wish You'd Quit Saying... Stop Apologizing for Your Divorce 1

 Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying… Stop Apologizing for Your Divorce

You don’t have to apologize anymore for your divorce. Yes, God hates divorce, but He is crazy in love with you. Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying… Stop Apologizing for Your Divorce Recently I had a conversation with a Christian woman who said, “I have been married three times. In my prayers, I repent daily for my failed marriages and beg God to forgive me for my divorces.” I think she thought I was judging her, probably because my jaw …

The Meet the Teacher Fallacy 2

The Meet the Teacher Fallacy

It is that time of year, time to meet the teacher. I am not pro-homeschool, public, private, co-op, military (best money we ever spent), charter, un or free range. The way I see it, you do what ya gotta do. And I have tried them all. This year our daughter will graduate from college. She was Classically homeschooled from the 2nd grade through high school. Her junior year in high school, on a field trip in Oxford England, she was …

Goodbye, Cruel Summer... 6

Goodbye, Cruel Summer…

Goodbye, cruel summer.  You with your long days and sleepy vibe.  It has been good. I have a four-season soul.  But I live in a state with only two seasons; summer and winter. Summer takes up 80% of the year. But the real summer, the summer where the kids sleep in until 11 and there are no lesson plans, dance recitals or late-night basketball tournaments, and endless math facts and spelling lists – she’s the real deal. The real summer …

My Cups Runneth Over...

My Cups Runneth Over…

Wow. You are very subtle. Not really, I know you know there is marinara on my right breast.  Just above the chocolate stain from last week. And I know you know I know you looked at it and can’t seem to stop looking at it. I am not a slob. This is how I am forced to roll. I can’t eat chips and salsa like the rest of you.  You, who accidentally slop Picante sauce on your slacks.  Nothing stands …

When did "natural childbirth" start involving inflatable wading pools? 2

Natural Birth & Inflatable Swimming Pools

I am old. This is what the new batch of our babies have to look forward to. They have an old mom. And she’s way behind the times. They will to go school with kids that were birthed into swimming pools… In their living rooms! Am I new? I am just hearing about this. I saw the Duggars doing “natural” deliveries in a bath tub..