Ordinary Days is my monthly column that runs in The Homewood Star, a community news source for Homewood, AL. Distributed in the mail to all Homewood homes and businesses, the paper reaches 14,000 readers each month.


Cleaning out the junk / June 2017

To new beginnings / May 2017

Social media is slowly stealing our brains / April 2017

Finding empowerment in songs for Kate / March 2017

Times have changed but the birds and bees have not / February 2017

Cleaning up closets and words / January 2017

Life lessons and end-of-the-year thoughts / December 2016

Do not be anxious / November 2016

The strength of our girls / October 2016

The blessing of derailed plans / September 2016

What we pass on / August 2016


Small moments and ordinary blessings / July 2016

Summertime and the curse of social media  /  June 2016

Like mother, like daughter  / May 2016

When you pass through the waters / April 2016

Raising them to leave / March 2016

Real life is spills, stray socks / February 2016

Faith and fear in the season of life / December 2015

Kate’s Socks: A Lesson on Individuality   /  November 2015

Of marriage and home repair / October 2015

Snakes in the yard / September 2015

Waiting for the birds  / July 2015

The comparison trap / June 2015

Reasons why I love Homewood / May 2015

Beauty in the mess / April 2015

Overreactions 101 (aka The Coffee Incident) / March 2015

An expectant heart / February 2015

Men who change diapers / June 2014

The business of being a mom / May 2014

Focusing on the good / March 2014

A small love story / February 2014

Back where we belong / December 2013

Peace like a river / November 2013

Life through a child’s eyes / September 2013

Fighting off a princess invasion / March 2013

Trusting God’s plans / January 2013

Weak and weary / October 2012

Learning from a toddler…and her daddy / June 2012