Generations...

Emerson loves trying to figure out our family.She's constantly asking "Who is Grammy? Your mom or daddy's mom?""Who is Gram, Daddy's mom?"The other day I showed her a picture of my grandma who we all call Mama mou, and haven't mentioned anything since then.Tonight as I was tucking her into bed we had the best talk.She said, "Who is Grandma moo moo? Your mom?"So I explained to her how Grammy is my mom, and Grandma moo moo (isn't that the ...more

Learning to Give...

We have too much stuff.It's driving me crazy and I have a burning desire to literally rid our house of everything we own (except my books...)I decided this might be a good chance to teach Eli and Emerson about giving. So in the car I decided to broach the subject of giving away some of their toys to boys and girls who don't have any.We didn't make very much progress.Me: Eli & Emmy you have so many new toys from ...more

My babies turned 4...

How did that happen? Seriously, how did four years already go by? One minute I don't think we're possibly going to survive their infanthood and now they're these, crazy, amazing, kids that go to school and surprise and amaze me every day ....more

What not to say to a working mom...

"Do you think your kids will recognize you when you get home?"I literally spent 24 hours at the church. From 6pm Sat. until 6pm Sun.A youth lock-in (sleeping at the church with the youth, well not so much sleeping), worship services, funeral prep, then funeral).Thanks members of my congregation for making me feel worse than I already do. To add to my exhaustion and hunger let's pile on guilt shall we? ...more

Then there was Holy Week and Easter...

Holy week in my line of work is one of the busiest weeks for me. Starting with Palm Sunday and then 3 or 4 worship services in one week leading up to Easter ....more

Vigil For Marriage Equality...

In an effort to try and get caught up on things. I thought I would start with something that I had a lot of fun doing last month.As most people probably know the Supreme Court heard cases on Prop 8 and DOMA.As a clergy person I decided it was important that those in the LGBQ community see vocal supportive clergy, so I traveled to San Francisco to take part in a vigil on the State Supreme Court Steps ....more

Hello Blog...

Once upon a time I had a blog,I updated it a lot and it was a great source of joy for me.Now I barely make it through each day and week with never ending work, delightful but exhausting twins, and life.I'm tired a lot.Actually exhausted...and I miss my blog and the community it offers.I think I'll try to carve out some time each day to go back to writing.I miss my sad little neglected blog ....more

My hope...

A couple nights ago I heard Eli & Emerson sneak down the hallway into my bedroom.They brought their turtle which projects starts onto their ceiling set it up on the bedside table and climbed into our bed. When I walked in to check on them they were snuggled together and looked so cute that I let them stay, I tucked them in, told them to stay put, be quiet, and go to sleep.As I was leaving the room Emerson said, ...more