Dory turns 1, and I turn to God.

I have written and re-written this post. While faith isn’t the focus of my blog, it is the heart of everything I do. I wanted to write a post about Dory’s first birthday. This child is a miracle in so many ways, and she is adored by us all ( except maybe Lloyd. His feeling for her run from barely tolerant to utterly smitten, and usually within just a few minutes). … [Read more...]

Dear 21 year-old Pregnant Me,

Confession: I was just a baby when I started this whole parenting thing. There are so many things I wish someone had told me, so I am telling myself now: Dear 21 year-old Me, Since you have been pregnant, everyone and their mother has been coming out of the woodwork to give you unsolicited advice. Once the baby is on the outside, those advice givers kick in to overdrive. Over the last 15 years I have been able to sort out a lot of old wives tales versus fact. Hang in there, kiddo, I am here to help. … [Read more...]