I have an irrational fear of lakes. Lake water is generally murky and don’t like not being able to see what I’m jumping into. I’m not afraid of jumping. I’ll jump off the highest diving boards into the deepest pools as long as the water is clear with absolutely no hesitation. But jumping into water […]Read More Trusting Even When You Can’t See
“You are enough.” I see this everywhere and as a mom, it really just irks me. I know that’s the opposite of the intended effect. It’s supposed to encourage me, but—and maybe this is just me—it makes me feel so condescended to and very very frustrated. I live with me, oh valiant mom influencers with […]Read More You Aren’t Enough
I am frustrated today. No, you know what? Frustrated is an understatement. I am overwhelmed and pissed off. 2020 was a fantastic year for the Waters family, but 2021 is turning out to be hectic and exhausting. Between homeschooling two similarly aged girls (or, homeschooling one well and absolutely failing the other one), trying to […]Read More “The Flame Shall Not Hurt Thee…”
Well, day 90 of school is coming up soon. Almost halfway done! And the Great Homeschool Experiment has been going well in many areas! When I started, I did kindergarten with both girls. My oldest is five, my youngest is four. But back in August they were on so many of the same levels that […]Read More The Great Homeschool Experiment: The Halfway Point
I know there was no rational reason to think I was actually pregnant. With some extenuating medical circumstance, the chances of us getting naturally pregnant are 1 out of 1,000. But I felt pregnant for several weeks. I kept praying and begging God that we had a miracle. I cried and prayed every single day. […]Read More And if not… He is still good
A while back, as I scrolled through Instagram, I saw a post from one of those “hustlers.” You know who I’m talking about. The people who always boast about how they’re hustling, how they’re entrepreneurs, how they’ve got like five different forms of income and they’re always the busiest people they know. The post said […]Read More No thanks, I’m already full!
So 2020… What a bizarre time! Whether your personal pandemic plight has been rife with sorrow or has been relatively easy, we’ve all felt the heaviness of a year of full of economic turmoil, political angst, and illness in one shape or another. I remember that last New Year’s Eve, as I sat with my […]Read More Bye-bye, 2020!
It’s Thanksgiving! I have thoughts and they’re going to be a little frazzled because I’m sporting a fever (not Covid-19, don’t worry! It’s ye olde November cold, just hitting me hard this year). 2020 has been a truly wild ride. From the Covid-19 panic to election stress to racial tensions to economic hardship, I think […]Read More Thanksgiving: 2020 Edition
Sometimes I fear we underestimate how smart kids are. But kids remember so many odd little facts! Even the most seemingly inattentive kids recall more than you’d ever expect. I was listening to my Bible one morning while I made breakfast. I like to have my personal devotions alone in my bedroom and use that […]Read More Little People Know
Happy Monday! Writing again from a prompt. This week’s was, “How is hospitality a foundational pillar of a homemaker’s home?” Oh this is a tricky one. I used to have a real problem with hospitality. Part of it is my introverted nature. I’m shy, I get nervous and fight social anxiety in crowds. The thought […]Read More Home Hospitality