On Loooong Days with Kids…

LauraAll Posts, BEST OF, Motherhood

Some days with children can seem to last forever. Maybe everyone is out of sorts. Maybe you are just so exhausted that you can’t think of thing to do with those little bundles of energy. Here are some ideas to keep on hand when you find yourself in the middle of a loooong day: visit the neighbors invite a friend over … Read More

100 Things (This is what real bloggers do for anniversaries and such.)

LauraAll Posts, BEST OF, Marriage, Motherhood

1. I love a good back scratch, 2. and a good teeth-cleanin’, 3. and a good run. 4. I love impressive words like bombastic, equilibrium, and paleontologist, 5. but I love profound concepts like freedom, forgiveness, and mercy, even more. 6. I like to cut my fingernails all-the-way short and only use clear nail polish on them. (My childhood piano … Read More

God is…

LauraAll Posts, BEST OF

‘God is so beautiful, and so patient, and so loving, and so generous that he is the heart and soul and rock of every love and every kindness and every gladness in the world. All the beauty in the world and in the hearts of men, all the painting all the poetry all the music, all the architecture comes out … Read More

Get Awesome!

LauraAll Posts, BEST OF

I discovered this incredible pie-chart-gauge thing that describes a human reality: If you ever want to be awesome, you have to push through the dork phase first. “The dork phase?” you ask. Oh, come on, don’t act like you don’t know what the “dork phase” is. It’s the folks who love a capella music and “mmbop” around, wearing “I feel … Read More

The Kingdom of Heaven

LauraAll Posts, BEST OF

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.” Matthew 13:45 I was thinking about the way in which Jesus worded Matthew 13:45. Folks say that, from this verse, we must learn how important it … Read More

HyperMilers Club

LauraAll Posts, BEST OF

Five Fabulous Ways I Save on Gas 1. Avoid long-distance relationships: I happen to be in love with a man who shares my address. I don’t even have to bike to his house. 2. Shop in my own home: I buy most of my jewelery from a smallish person who sets up her shop on our ottoman. I also buy … Read More

“Desperate Housewives” Ain’t Got Nothin’!

LauraAll Posts, BEST OF

Late last week, the sun was shining, the warm air of spring was moving into town, and Lia was sleeping peacefully in her crib. Vivienne and I decided to venture out back to plant a dying tulip bulb. I opened the kitchen window, turned on the baby monitor, and we took off through the back door. After planting the bulb, … Read More