Just because I'm crazy doesn't mean I'm wrong.

The #Truth About #Diarrhea

If you don't like potty humor, read no further. If you have a sense of humor, please continue on. My kids started preschool last week. They're brilliant & so I had minimal worries except for when it comes to the potty. One of my boys in particular seems to take his cues from Billy Madison's "it's cool to pee your pants!" He just doesn't like to stop what he's doing & go. But they're completely housebroken, I swear!Nothing like a starting at a new place & getting that "urge". And I didn't know...but your kid can't return to school for 24 hours [...]

Finding My Place

I've been stuck in a rut lately. I'm busy being wife, mom & working at a job that I love. But I'm not singing, acting, doing standup. At all. My role in ministry has always changed seasonally depending on life stage, needs in ministry & time. And that's ok. I realized recently the root of my rut stems from my CHILDHOOD. My dad was an executive in corporate America, but he was also an associate pastor. I used to watch my parents & sister in church sing & wish I was up there with them. I wanted to belong. It took years for [...]

Toddler Terrorism

ISIS has nothing on my kids when it comes to making me lose sleep. When the clock strikes 8pm, my little angels transform into terrorists. It is bedtime. Go to sleep. I do not negotiate with terrorists. Sometimes they're merely ill-timed adorable requests for hugs & kisses, sugar coated with a compliment, "Pretty mama! Need hug! Need kiss!" I'll admit that even if this happens at 3am, it warms my heart. The demands & tantrums, however, do not give me the warm fuzzy feels. "NEED WATER!", which is by their bed. "Tuck me in!", when I've already recovered them thrice & they intentionally [...]

Sibling Rivalry

They race to the potty. They race to their beds. They race to the dinner table. I've noticed many things have become a competition lately - & that's going to stop.Trouble is, both of my boys are brilliant but in completely different ways. They're each going to excel, but in different areas. I cannot allow competition. I must keep them close. Your brother is not your competition; he is your ally.  My hope is that they realize that they are best friends for life & that they're stronger together. Together, they can accomplish anything. (Although, I hope they don't figure that [...]

Letting Go

Sometimes to embrace a stage of life you're in, you have to let go of some things. Creatively, my focus is on things I can do when the boys are asleep. So, writing & recording. Ministry, well, my focus is on home. I've found that things overwhelm me & add to my fatigue. My health is a priority now as I need to be well & have lots of energy for my kids. My job is a huge blessing. I find this statement more true than ever: When you say yes to one thing, you're saying no to something else. I hate [...]