Yep, I'm a mom. I'm a stay-at-home mom (SAHM). I'm a h.o.m.e.s.c.h.o.o.l.i.n.g. mom. I'm also a Pastor's Wife: newbie (under 5 years) pastor's wife. Every time I say or write these "labels" I experience a dichotomy. In one sense, I feel a host of mostly negative emotions. There are SO many stereotypes attached to these labels and… Continue reading I am Nobody Special
In the afternoon I took a walk outside by myself. Then, when Nick came home from work we decided to go to the park and play tennis. Yes, just like in the video...Nick and I played tennis for a good hour. Of course, my "playing tennis" was really just hobbling around trying to fetch the tennis ball and maybe hop a step or two in one direction to hit the ball back if it came close enough to me. At one point Nick said, "I feel like I am abusing you..." but it was my idea! I stopped and stood still every time a contraction came.
Motherhood has been such a rollercoaster. I still don't really know if I have completely accepted the fact that this is my life. It all happened so fast and in the midst of many other transitions. It is hard work and it can be stressful and completely draining and exhausting. It seems like I will be doing this forever...I know it will feel like all of a sudden I will blink and my children are adults. Part of me is excited for that season, and part of me doesn't want it to come too fast.
My kids were 2.5 and 1 years old when my husband became the Associate Pastor of a church. It was his first full-time ministry position and therefore the first time I was officially labeled "Pastor's Wife". Sunday mornings became a dreaded scary part of my week because it was left up to me to get… Continue reading 5 Tips for Managing Sunday Morning Chaos: Confessions of a Pastor’s Wife
So, apparently kids get 4 to 6 colds a year (this is according to WebMD, but our local doctor said 5 to 7). I don't know about you but I am so over this cold and flu season. I'm sick of doing all the things to try and stay healthy, and in my experience so far, doing… Continue reading When We Became The Sick Family
An open apology letter to my church family Dear church, I am sorry that you had to stand there witnessing my obstinate 2 year old crying after I caught him trying to sneak into the children's church cracker stash. He has been trying these tricks more in the last couple of weeks at home too.… Continue reading Confessions of a Pastors Wife: an open letter to my church family
I've been battling a bad cold this week and have been feeling really foggy and run down. There have been some funny/interesting/random moments this week that maybe will give you a laugh or an idea. Enjoy! I let my kids cut and paste images from an IKEA magazine onto construction paper and told them to… Continue reading 5 Funny Things I Did By Friday
The day my husband was traveling home from his time teaching in Haiti I see a snapchat notification come in from him. Upon opening it I was blown away to see, not my husband, but Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth with her husband Robert! If you don't know who that is she used to be known as… Continue reading That Time Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth Snapchatted Me