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
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!
I am a reader. I always have been. If I don’t have a book to read I feel kind of lost and sad. However, I realized haven’t really talked about my favorite books on this blog! Shame on me! Since it’s such a huge list though, I had had hard time figuring out where to … More Just Finished, Reading Now, Going to Read Next: A Book List
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?)
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)
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?)
Last week we had our first real blood-gushing injury. Here’s how it happened: Scene: playgroup at a friend’s house, waiting for our kindermusic lesson to begin There are about ten babies scattered around Kari’s living room, playing, exploring, and “sharing” toys while mamas and nannies chat. The home has a wide entry with a wood … More Mommy lesson #47: First Blood
I used a very technical, random method to choose this winner. I wrote all the names of the participants down on a list, numbered them, then had my husband pick a number between one and the last number (he had not previously viewed the list). Lucky number seven is… Gretchen Speer!!! Congrats Gretchen! Send me … More And the winner of the MOPS giveaway is…