Just Say No to Martyr Parenting

Today I have two seventeen year olds. I do not have identical twins, but rather what some call “Irish twins.” My oldest and middle children are six days short of a year apart. And there are only fourteen months between my second and third. I was very busy making,...

A Thank You letter to 2020

Be grateful… they say. There is always so much to be thankful for, so many blessings.  Have you ever struggled with having an attitude of gratitude? If yes, then thank you for being honest. So have I. There is nothing wrong with struggling to be grateful when you...

Gray Life

Hello, my name is Halle and I am Miranda’s 17 (almost 18) year old daughter.  When my mom asked me to write this for her blog, it was a day after we had had a girls’ night.During that time we had had a conversation where I brought up the fact that I would never wantto...

What if life IS supposed to be this way?

I have to be honest. When I prepared to start this week’s blog I wrote the opening sentence ten times. TEN. Maybe to some of you this sounds perfectly normal, but I mentally create and edit each post over and over before putting it to paper, so it is very excessive...

What are you so afraid of?

Fear is a Liar.  I fell in love with this phrase after deciding that I had been following the loud voice of fear for way too long. Fear was driving my decisions and owning many of my relationships. I realized I was walking through life with one of those full,...