The day a birthday song reminded me to find the good

I talk to my kids frequently about the bad things they hear and see, but how often do I talk to them about the good? Because the world is still good - it just isn't as popular as the bad.


From 2 to 14 – parenting at all the ages

It's been a hot minute since I have written. Why, do you ask? Because I have 4 kids, a husband, a job, a volunteer position, and a lot of books to read. I generally do not like to complain about how exhausting life can be (except to my husband), but lately the parenting has been…

Nuremberg, hospitals, and a few birthdays in between

It's been a whirlwind couple of months.  I always say that, but it is actually true.  We are settled into our new home here, and I will keep saying it:  I really like it here.  I am making friends, the girls are loving school and their friends, Andy is PLENTY busy with work, and the…