To the Little Boy at Chic-fil-A

We were out of our normal routine and in a location we’d never visited before. This Chic-fil-A was bustling and the play area was full of kids – most of them bigger than mine. We ordered food, chose a table right up against the glass of the play area so we could watch the kids, and settled in. Mareto seemed to be enjoying the loud play of the other children while the rest of us ate and talked and made sure to check on him every few moments. Read More

A Smile Can Change Everything: Meeting Bullies with Kindness

What if instead of fighting back, or even ignoring, we met each bully with kindness? What if we recognized that bullying comes from deeper hurts and that we don’t know the whole story? What if we understood that those who seem the most unloving and unlovable are the ones who need our love the most? Read More

The Truth About Having a Miscarriage

The other day I posted the photo and caption above on instagram and I read a handful of really beautiful responses that caused me to go back and re-read my caption. One phrase struck me, and I wished I had written it differently or explained it better. Read More

Let’s Be Careful With Our “Dear Mom Who ______ ” Posts

I saw another one this morning. I was scrolling Facebook with my morning coffee when a post from a page I follow caught my eye. It started out the way so many of them do… “Dear Helicopter Mom at the Playground…” I kept reading because sometimes the “Dear Mom” posts surprise me and are sweet and encouraging. Unfortunately this one was judgmental and sarcastic. Read More