Don’t Forget Your Ticket!

He handed over the nine newly-stamped VIP passes and reminded me that our status meant we didn’t have to wait in lines, we didn’t have to worry about arriving at a certain time and that they would make space for us even if the room was already full when we […]

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What If We Weren’t Afraid to Be Real?

Maybe it’s just something that happens to a mom who wakes up one morning and realizes she’s tired. Physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually tired. Tired of failing. Tired of trying. Tired of pretending. Tired of seeking perfection, only to always fall short of the impossible goal. Maybe it’s just something that […]

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Learning to Let It Go

There’s a reason so many people resonate with the powerful anthem of Frozen – and it’s not because the movie allegedly promotes homosexuality, climate change or even Christianity. It’s because we all admire Elsa’s ability to accept herself and thereby shed her life of fear, shame and isolation. That’s it. […]

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Judging People, Judging Me

Whether I’m in the grocery store line or at the playground or somewhere completely different, I’ve become used to being watched and judged by others. Some people just stare. Others voice their opinions loudly. Total strangers have asked me if all my children have the same father, who supports my children, […]

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