Confessions of a Daughterless Mother
One wife and mother's take on life with three boys: noise, chaos, worry, smiles and a whole lotta love.
The Sweet Spot

                                                                Photo Credit Linda Swantek When I was younger–perhaps 13 or 14–I vividly remember walking out to our mailbox, giddy with life. I was happy, […]

Posted: 09/9/15 7:35 PM
The Ugly

Parenting magazine used to come to my house. A monthly edition – right to my mailbox! Any downtime I had was spent reading tidbits that applied to my new role as momma. From that magazine I got the idea to stow away a small disposable camera in different areas of the house – so that […]

Posted: 08/31/15 5:05 PM
Seeing Me

Sleep was hard to come by when my boys were little. Not always because their little motors wouldn’t idle, often because mine would cease to rest. My fears, bite size during the day, became larger than life when dusk turned to night. Resting my head on my pillow signaled instant panic, my eyes stretching open […]

Posted: 08/18/15 5:32 PM
Hindsight is 20/20

Last week I saw a woman walking through the grocery store – dragging her tired two year old behind her. He was protesting, she was insisting. It was late. He started crying. Momma lost her patience and picked him up scolding him for his meltdown. Her cheeks were flushed, she was embarrassed. He screamed and arched […]

Posted: 07/8/15 3:18 PM
Slow My Roll

“My Bible study question talked about the country of Israel needing rest from war injustice, spiritual turmoil, etc. Then asked what kinds of rest I need. For some reason I thought of you and am hoping you are getting the rest you need.” I was sitting in the Meijer parking lot collecting my purse and […]

Posted: 06/29/15 7:08 PM
Stop telling me this is easy …

One of my favorite pictures of my boys ever …  Last week at lacrosse practice with Jackson I was chatting with a gentleman who I hadn’t met before. His son is on the younger team, we were making small talk before practice started. As those conversations do, it wound its way to how many children […]

Posted: 06/23/15 1:42 PM