Monday, May 30, 2016

Essential Virtues for Potty Training... (and How I Don't Have Any of Them)

For the record, I have no idea how anyone manages to potty train a child. None.

For the kid... diapers aren't inconvenient. You do your business wherever you happen to be and tell mom you need a new diaper whenever you get around to it. You don't ever have to stop what you're doing.

So far, I have attempted potty training with Pitter Patter twice... and I don't think that's Pitter Patter's fault - it's mine.

Friday, May 13, 2016

{7 QT 25} - While I Was Out

So... I just realized that it has been five MONTHS since I last participated in 7 Quick Takes, and I don't know about you... but that's entirely too long.

I'm pretty sure most people probably thought that my blog just kind of passed out after I had kid #2 and hadn't woken up yet. Here's 7 quick takes of what's been going on in my life since the new year.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

When Church Strife Makes You Worry About Your Witness

Original Images from Pixabay. (There are two.)

In the last couple of months, we have had some significant conflict among our church-going friends and their families. I don't want to go into detail here, but these events have been a big deal. They have been a big deal in my life, in my husband's life, in the lives of all of our family... but we've been very careful about sharing them with friends.

Why is that?

In a word: scandal.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Time For a Change

Original image from Pixabay. Edited by Shannon Ball 2016.

I've been doing some soul searching, blogwise. Thinking, in detail, about how I intended this blog to be, when I started it two years ago.