The Anchor of HOPE finding hope loving jesus

It’s almost time to pick the kids up, and I haven’t finished cleaning up the basement. I have failed again.

I can’t believe I forgot to pack their lunches last night. I have failed again.

Wow, she is doing such incredible work for the Lord, and I barely manage to find time to...

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When your day is out of focus devotional focus loving jesus

I wrote this piece almost nine years ago. I pulled it up with the intent of refreshing and updating it, but I couldn’t bring myself to touch it. The message hit home for me just as it is, and I hope it does for you too.

 

And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came...

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“What’s wrong with that boy?” Now on The Today Show blog! disabilities disability awareness down syndrome special needs parenting today show

Friends, if you have been around for a while, you may have already seen this article, but I have BIG NEWS! I got an e-mail yesterday that this post is now being featured on The Today Show’s parenting blog!!! So may I humbly ask you for a favor? Please click on the link below, which will...

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Err on the side of kindness loving jesus

I love to help people—watching kids for a neighbor, taking a meal to a family, grabbing a cup of coffee with a friend going through a hard time. Helping someone in need is great. I love it. Well, sort of. I mean… The truth is… I love to help people who appreciate my help.

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Mom-isms for a new generation the everyday mom

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What did your mom say when you were a kid? You know, the things she said a lot. In my house, it was “How on earth does your room get THAT messy?” OK, that’s not exactly the kind of thing I mean.

Some might call them “mom-isms.” Tell me if any of these...

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Top 10 reasons why life isn’t fair the special needs mom

So very much can change in five years, friends. Today I am hugely thankful for our life. Today I love every single chromosome in Joey’s body. Today I cannot imagine our life without Down’s. But that wasn’t always the case. When Joey was diagnosed, I was angry and confused...

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How can moms help with teen emotions? emotions parenting teens the everyday mom

When my daughter was a preschooler, I remember joking about her future: “If she’s got a 13-year-old’s attitude now, how am I going to handle her when she’s actually a teenager?” Her emotions seemed bigger than she was, far too big for her tiny body. Surely she would...

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What's in a name? purpose

Welcome!

This is my new home. On the interweb. I’m so glad you’re here.

Can I tell you a little about me?

I’m Katy.

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I’m married to this handsome man, Jon.

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We have three amazing children.

our beautiful children

I’ll be talking more about them–the kids and the husband.

Our youngest,...

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Making a decision with confidence: 5 key questions to ask in a transition deep thoughts friday five intentional perspective purpose

Life is a constant state of change, isn’t it? Sure, there are big phases—from childhood to adulthood, single to married, carefree to having children (How would you have phrased that one?). But even day-to-day, I struggle to find constancy in life. Even now that my kids are...

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A day in the life the special needs mom

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just need to take life a little less seriously. I came across some great “funnies” from when my bigs were not-so-bigs, and I just wanted to share them with you…

Mealtime funnies…
Matt: “Mommy, this cucumber tastes funny....

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