Motherhood is a Marathon. Let’s run together.

Hi, I’m Emily. I am a full-time mother of five. When I am not wiping butts or sweeping up cheerios, which is most of the time, I write my thoughts on life and motherhood here.

Moms, Grow Like a Tree

We’ve recently added number 5. Elijah Nicholas joined us in May. Four boys! Picking a name this time was hard…never planned on picking FOUR boy names, but here we are. Lately, I’ve had a few people say to me, “I don’t know how you do it,” which makes me glance over my shoulder and check […]

God’s Love is Under the High Chair. A Poem.

God’s love is under the high chair The one who stoops down will find it She condescends, descends into a lowly realm  to scrub dried applesauce and mystery goo  As she bends to peel spaghetti noodles, noodle by noodle she discovers God’s love is under the high chair For before her, there was another  who […]

Motherhood: Looking for a Harvest

This morning I started my day here as I try to do. Bible open. Coffee in hand. Prayers for supernatural patience and grace and love and all the things I desperately need for the day ahead. Tonight, after finally getting all the kids to bed, I picked up the debris of the day: stray legos, […]

When Rest Is Hard

Rest. I never used to have trouble doing it, but somewhere along the way, with the addition of four kids, five zillion loads of laundry, and the realization that I am the adult in charge here…rest has become difficult. I find it hard to sit still in my own home because when I do, I’m […]


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