About the Blog
Momming is the hardest job I’ve ever done. It’s frequently brought me to my knees, exposed my dark underbelly, and challenged me intensely to grow up in ways I never wanted to. And yet it’s also the greatest joy and blessing of my life. How is that even possible?
So much of my personal growth has come from wrestling with the special needs of one of our girls. Early on, it forced me to throw out all of the baby and parenting books, and the things we were so sure we knew to be true and chart a new course, one designed for her and for our family. It’s humbled me often, and also give me great compassion for other moms on tough journeys.
My greatest desire would be to change the mom culture, so that we become women who support each other despite our differences, that we celebrate the uniqueness of our families and cultures, and empower one another for the job.
My hope for this blog is that it honors the sacred role of motherhood, encourages moms to be confident in their role, and helps them chart their own course without having to fit a pattern or measure up to the neighbors.
Being a mom is difficult enough without all of the guilt and criticism. And I believe the key ingredient to doing it well is not a technique or a product or a tip, it’s just grace. When we feel that we have the grace to be human, to pick ourselves up and try again over and over, we are empowered to persevere and to become exactly who God always intended us to be. And there’s great freedom in just being who we are today.
I hope you will join me on this journey to more grace and freedom for motherhood.
I am wife to one awesome husband and mom to three beautiful daughters. After moving frequently for over a decade, we have put down roots in Hawaii, (because why not??) where my family is part of a vibrant, artistic, justice-oriented church community.
I am the anti-expert. I believe that we are all uniquely equipped to care for the kids we’ve been given. Most of us just need encouragement to give ourselves grace for the ups and downs. I created this website as a safe space for sharing in the struggles and triumphs of parenting, hopefully with a few laughs.
I have written for an international newspaper, high tech companies, and non-profits. I have also homeschooled for 8 years and my hobbies include songwriting, beach wandering, coffee drinking, and hanging out with friends.
Favorite topics are: grace, adoption and fostering, autism spectrum and aspergers, learning disabilities (dyslexia & ADHD), homeschooling and school choice, faith.
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