5 Steps to Remove the Residual Crud

I am noticing some residual crud in my heart. Residual crud = irritation at others you can’t seem to shake off. Perhaps you have it too. It sounds like this in your mind: I am so angry at them, I hate them, I can’t believe they…, I don’t know why anyone would ever…, people always…, they are so…, why does …

The Emotional Whiplash of Sending a Child to College

“Emotional whiplash,” that is what happens when we launch a child into college. How can something so exciting carry with it such a dichotomy of emotions which include grief and joy; fear and delight; emptiness and fullness…just to name a few. Let me bring you up to speed on where I’m at in this process personally. I have four children. …

The Most Loved List

There’s something about being a mom that just makes me stop and question who I am in the midst of all the chores, the caregiving, the grocery store visits, making lunches and on and on. In the day to day, what is it that keeps me going? Is it my need to check things off the list? Well, being a …