We’ve given our all to mothering. We’ve invested our energy and creativity into family life, which has shaped and grown our hearts and our minds. Time and toddlers have marched on. The days of up-to-your-elbows mothering are drawing to a close. The minivan now hauls more than the soccer team as Mom moves on to find life after the intensive seasons of mothering. How’s it going for you?
I never thought I would be a Mom. Never really wanted to do it. I watched my own troubled mother struggle through her life. She died when I was 19. My dad had died the year before. My mother's life was hard as she struggled with depression and numerous health issues. From my perspective as the youngest of eight kids, I saw her fatigue and life disappointment in clear focus. Her
It’s my favorite time of year here in Wheaton, IL. I’m planting in my garden boxes, putting in some flowers and trying to tame the vast jungle of my backyard. I hope you are taking some time to be out in the sunshine! This is a significant year for me. MY LAST CHILD GRADUATES FROM HIGH SCHOOL IN MAY! Hooray! It was been a joyous journey shepherding these four young people. I have been