Here you'll find current musings, as well as the archives from two blogs of yesteryear: YoungMarriedMom and What I Learned While Writing a Novel. Please comment and share. We love well when we are in conversation with one another. 


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I Need This Advice More Today Than I Did Ten Years Ago

For more than ten years, I’ve been getting the same line when I’m at the grocery store with one of my kids: “Enjoy this time; they grow up so fast.” When it was my oldest in the cart, I sometimes got angry because these seasoned, and I’m sure well-intentioned parents didn’t see the tantrum I’d […]

March 27, 2021

Faith, Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Parenthood

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The Joys of German Literature

One of my favorite things to do with Jacob is reading picture books in German.  For some reason I still haven’t figured out, I simply love the German language.  My vocabulary isn’t quite where it was in college—i.e. I was giving Jacob a bath in German the other night and couldn’t remember the word for […]

January 25, 2011

Parenthood, Young Married Mom

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Note to Self

Dear Self, You, New Mama,   When you first met the Peanut, you really didn’t have any idea what you were doing.  Sure, there were moments that felt like maternal instinct, but most of what you were functioning on was your growing experience of knowing the little man.  Now when, God willing, Number Two comes […]

January 24, 2011

Parenthood, Young Married Mom

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