Two Years

It’s been a wild ride so far. We were married six months when the Coronavirus hit. I am so thankful we had normalcy the entirety of our dating, engagement, wedding, and first six months of marriage! Praise the Lord! Getting used to being a wife and a brand new mom (to a four year old…

Life and Laundry in Glen Allen

Something I have been terrified of for most of my adult life has become a reality. I’m married and parenting in the suburbs. Please send help. I grew up in the suburbs of Northern Virginia, and I hated it. Everyone seemed to live life on repeat: work, school, homework, tv, wash the cars, mow the…

Real Men Wear Pants

Today I am going to broach my most controversial blog topic yet.. Christian women, what if we let our husbands be the head of the home? I just made a weird sound in my throat. Because this one is hard for me. Try doing your own thing for thirty-nine years, marrying someone who wasn’t even…

Trust me, I’ve been there

I’ve given my heart to some real winners. There was the alcoholic, the guy who stole my money and helped me look for it, and the one with anger issues who sent me an “I can’t stop eating” GIF because I didn’t want to date him anymore and had put on ten pounds that year….

Mrs.Who?

Did anyone else have an identity crisis when they tied the knot? I can no longer identify as “single plump waitress living in friend’s attic with constipated cat”. No wonder I didn’t get much action on E-Harmony. Just kidding. Mostly. The truth is, I spent many years not quite fitting in with the people around…

January

Monday: When a four year old asks you to pull over as you drive down a pitch black country road, you should listen. Otherwise she may vomit all over herself and her car seat as you sit powerless in the front seat and you have to JUST LET IT HAPPEN. This was, of course, day…

40:40 Day 32

Alison is the most animated, joyful, crazy (in a good way) woman I’ve ever known. She IS the party, and for her the party is all about Jesus. She’d been serving as a missionary in North Africa for three years when she met Brian at a wedding back stateside, and a slooooow romance began to…

Top Ten Tips For A Rockin’ Marriage

Some of you may be thinking to yourselves, “Wait a minute. She’s single! Is she qualified to give marriage advice?”. The answer is obviously yes. Due to my keen sense of observation and my thirty five years of..well..life..I know a thing or two about a thing or two. I have TWO sets of married parents,…

Jack-Hole, Party of One

A handsome man gave me his phone number last night. Actually, he wrote it on my arm and added a smiley face underneath. I feel sorry for his wife. Seriously. I find myself losing hope in ever finding a good, honest, faithful man because of people like this. I tried not to make a big…

The Good Life: Simplified

Seek the LORD and live.               ~Amos 5:6 This is my book, in five words. I just saved you $16.95. You’re welcome. Seriously, though. The simplicity of this verse is like a warm hug, a push out the door, and a hand to hold on the journey. It’s the beginning of knowledge, and it’s all…