Here I am, sitting down to write. We’ll see how long this lasts. Life is always full here in our home, but the past few years, especially this last one have really made it feel a bit more like a full that is busting at the seams. Sometimes in a good way, sometimes not so much and then there’s all Continue Reading →

Worth It

You ever have one of those experiences in life where you wonder what in the world you were thinking when you signed up? Ya, that’s me this week. Our new church, a place of safety and healing, is having their Summer Extreme Days. Extreme they are. Our whole family is either serving or participating for 3 hours every day, plus Continue Reading →


A week ago today, my DOP got to enjoy one of those rare moments where the spotlight was on her, not the braces on her legs. Thank you, Special Kids Rodeo and Break the Barriers. She needed that.  


As I sat at my desk, checking a few more things off my to-do list, I readied myself to head down the stairs to start school. It was a quiet, uneventful morning. My children were all downstairs making themselves ready by eating breakfast and playing while they waited for me. My oldest had just gotten up, popped her head in Continue Reading →

Stick with Me

Many years ago when I started The Mommy Map, I had no idea where the mapled. I was taking it day by day. I had no idea that it would lead me to places like Adoption, Learning Disabilities, Polio, Sex, Autism,FASD, nor the not-so-great areas oflife likeBrokenness, Grief, Depression and even the roads that seem to go on for forever Continue Reading →