I remember exactly where I was in my car when I first heard Rachel Platten’s song, Stand By You. Her song is a personal anthem of loving in the hardest of places, not giving up. Initially, it ran through my head on those hard days of marriage. But most recently, I realized how well it fits … [Read more…]
It was nearly two years ago now when I came out on my blog denouncing attachment parenting, saying simply, “Attachment parenting didn’t work for me. And, probably more importantly, attachment parenting didn’t work for Ezra.” That post – by far my most controversial – has been viewed over 7,000 times and has garnered a lot … [Read more…]
If I had to go back, I would still do it all over again, just the way it happened. But that’s not to say that it hasn’t been really really hard to mother through my twenties.
Head on over to Wonderfully Made today read this post where I grapple with acceptance of myself and our family dynamic in this post, When you have a hard time believing that you’re wonderfully made.
“You look at that calendar, all those empty days, and wish for a way to make them go by faster. You miss your spouse more than anything, and feel so disconnected from him, especially on days when he’s unable to contact you at all. You don’t know when he’s coming home, just that it’s an … [Read more…]