Mommy lesson #62: Experience doesn’t always mean it gets easier, and other lessons learned in MOPS leadership

Last Friday was our first MOPS (Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers) meeting of the year. This was my second year as co-coordinator and I must say that I expected this year to go much more smoothly, you know, since we now had a year of experience under our belt as a leadership team and all (last year … More Mommy lesson #62: Experience doesn’t always mean it gets easier, and other lessons learned in MOPS leadership

My Beautiful Mess of a Morning: Hello MOPS, I’ve missed you!

This morning we had our first MOPS meeting since last year…actually since last November, since we had a freak snowstorm and had to cancel our December meeting. My parents left early in the morning for an RV show in Kansas City (yep, they’re still with us but getting closer to finding the perfect fifth-wheel and … More My Beautiful Mess of a Morning: Hello MOPS, I’ve missed you!

Reflections on MomCon 2013 – Part 3 (How are we supposed to raise kids in a dark, broken world?)

Part 1Part 2 Thankfully I woke up on the last morning of MomCon pain free. It was Saturday, so Chris decided to explore some of the city while I headed off to my last few sessions. The morning session featured Jen Hatmaker, a writer and blogger who truly lives out honest transparency (if you’ve never read … More Reflections on MomCon 2013 – Part 3 (How are we supposed to raise kids in a dark, broken world?)

Reflections on MomCon 2013 – Part 2 (Washed in a firehose of Spirit-led teaching)

For part 1 click here On the morning of MomCon day 2 I woke up groggy and in pain. A dreaded sinus headache had descended during the night, and unfortunately I had forgotten to bring along my sinus rinse. I dragged myself into the shower and my husband persuaded my to go down and eat … More Reflections on MomCon 2013 – Part 2 (Washed in a firehose of Spirit-led teaching)

Reflections on MomCon 2013 – Part 1 (Is there such a thing as too many moms in one place?)

I stood in the hallway, looking around me uncertainly. I was surrounded by women talking excitedly squealing in delight as they greeted one another. Groups of ladies strode down the hallways wearing matching shirts. No one else seemed to be here by themselves. I felt alone and out of place. What was I doing here?When … More Reflections on MomCon 2013 – Part 1 (Is there such a thing as too many moms in one place?)