I was recently invited to discuss parenting teens on the Theology Gals podcast. It was so encouraging to me and I feel even more committed to praying for my teens after talking with Coleen and Angela I invite you to listen in...Read More
Being questioned by immigration after an insanely long pregovac flight, from Kenya to the U.S., traveling with a passel of kids… “What do you do?” the agent asked. I was so tired. Looked at him blankly. Thought...Read More
Spring is always a whirlwind for families. It’s already late summer and getting closer to the fall ritual of kids returning to school. This year our second son graduated high school and we are just weeks away from him leaving...Read More
Monday #MomHack… Ask for help. Ask for help from your spouse, your kids, your extended family, your friends, and your church. We don’t have to go it alone. We are designed to live within families, within...Read More
“Motherhood is hard work. In our own human effort to build ourselves up and find meaning in our lives, we turn our choices into accomplishments, our children into gold stars that show our worth.” – Kristen Knox...Read More
As parents, we often suffer under the delusion that we have more control over our kids’ lives–and sleep–than we actually do. Just ask any mother of a sleep-resistant infant who has tried every trick in the...Read More
It’s February. In June my second son will be moving the tassel, graduating from high school. It’s a little different this time. My first son finished high school as a home school student, with minimal fanfare. The school my...Read More
At this stage in my life, so much of my reading and studying is filtered through the perspective of mothering. This includes my study of the Bible and theology. I find the deeper I dig into God’s Word, the more light it shines...Read More
We remember Lydia Schatz today, February 6, 2017. Seven years ago today, 7-year-old Lydia Schatz died after her adoptive parents disciplined her to the point of death. Lydia was a vivacious little girl, adopted from Liberia. In...Read More
Hi, I'm Alexandra.
I write to encourage us as we become the people God has created us to be -- especially in the realms of nurturing our children and using our talents right where we are.
Six kids. INFP. Reformed & covenantal. Liberty & justice for all. Speaker. Current project: Helping parents connect with teens.
I started blogging as TulipGirl in 2004. Tech crashes and life derailed the site. The archives are gone, but I'm glad to be back.
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