Baked Chicken Parmesan with Broccoli (Kid Approved!)

Now that I am up and about our family is finally returning to what(ever) normal consists of around here. Winnie and I returned to full-time students this week, and I have had to reclaim the reigns of primary caregiver and house manager. I must admit I was becoming a tad bit spoiled… One look into our cabinets and freezers tells the story of a husband and father suddenly forced to do the shopping and cooking. We had been served an {Read More}

Encouraging the (nearly) impossible

Each and every day I grow more in love with my children, more amazed by their uniqueness, and more thankful for their presence in my life. But mostly, I am continually grateful for the opportunity to be their mother, and to love them. I am much more thankful, and stand in much greater awe, when I am rested, but nonetheless I experience gratitude and awe on a daily basis. (I am pretty well rested as I write this.) Often, the {Read More}

Spinach Salad with Avocado, Glazed Pecans and Feta Cheese

They say a pictures says a thousand words, well, I tried to take a picture that did this salad justice and it just doesn’t seem possible, although here is the picture. I can tell you however, that this salad is delicious! (And good for you too!) Lately, my little ones have also begun eating it – sans the eggs, which I have not been brave enough to add, yet. Anyway, Bon Apetit’ – I hope you enjoy! 2 cups of {Read More}

Peace through our priorities

With an inhuman amount of self-control I tore away from my latest blog post to meet a need that really shouldn’t have to wait. My children. Today we saw Daddy, and then, once again, he will be gone until next week. It was bedtime, but I had told them that we might cuddle and watch a short movie. But I was on deadline. My spirit and heart pulled on me. “Really..blogging over babies?” We had a wonderful day at Church, {Read More}

Awake, again.

There’s a quiet knock at my door. My daughter is up and it’s well past time that Mommy should have gotten up. It’s time to be awake. I’m beating myself up in my mind for the thousandth time for not going to be earlier. Tonight…soon..I will start going to bed on time. I long for the quiet when the children are not awake. I sit and think and look and do anything but sleep because my darling is not next {Read More}