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I did it. For almost all of April and a few days in May I went on this journey called Whole 30. Please don’t stop reading because I mentioned Whole 30. Don’t roll your eyes. Or do. I don’t really care. I was the eye roller just a few months […]

Eye Rolls and All, I completed Whole 30


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Is it really 2017? It’s been hard to tell because it sure seems 2016 lingers… At this very moment I am overwhelmed. I’ve been on a mission to change my focus this year and every day I’ve had my face in my Beautiful Word Bible (NIV) forcing myself to slow down. […]

Pursuit of Life


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  I’m here. I survived. What will I remember of 2016? I’ll remember the beautiful birth of my baby boy. I’ll remember how love multiplies and doesn’t divide. I’ll remember how much I didn’t sleep. How loud that baby boy was. I’ll remember how mature my two older children became and […]

2016 taught me



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He reached for the bottle again.   She went behind my back and didn’t keep my confidences.  My son relapsed.   My parents won’t speak to me.  She no longer invites me to girls’ night.   She’s an adulteress.  My child is a disappointment.  My dad wasn’t there when I needed him. We’ve […]

Loving when it’s Hard


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  I am a mom of three. I’m a wife of one. I do life with my family in a humble three bedroom one bathroom home.   There’s laundry to do, meals to make, groceries to buy, carpool to be driven, school PTL, and bills to pay.   There’s ministry […]

Necessary Pain


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  Her arms are long, flowing, and graceful. At the ends of each arm are hands that are wide, strong, and yet delicate. Each finger has evidence of nervous anxiety chewed into them. Those same arms attach to broad shoulders and a long torso that sits atop slightly curved hips. […]

Ode to My Daughter



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It’s a memory that’s burnt into my brain. At any moment I can flip the switch and I relive the very moments as if time hasn’t moved on. It’s fifteen years now. Where I was, the people I was with, the weird sorrow and uncertainty we felt all day, I […]

I remember


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DockATot saved my sanity


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Don’t come over to my house unannounced because you might just find yourself seeing more than you ever wished. At my house, pants are optional. It isn’t like we announce it or even talk about it much, but a peek in my window and you’d see most everyone without pants. […]

Pants are optional