A native to the San Antonio area, Katie was brought up with a healthy respect for the Spurs and carne guisada tacos. Beyont those, she loves her husband, their 3 girls, their family and their church family. Stay-at-home-mom is her job title. Some days it feels mundane, some days overwhelming but the sure thing is that this is important work. Their family hobbies include: overcommitting to too many pets, watching Marvel movies together, epic book-read alouds, eating out, cruising in the car with a good soda and good tunes, and hanging out in the back yard. Just as they consider parenting to be a work of perseverance and unmerited favor, so they also consider their faith in Jesus to be one such work, and the most vital.

The Best Things in Life

Have you been to the grocery store lately? Pumped gas in your car and watched the pennies jump? Our dollar isn't what it used to be. But the hungry mouths who sit at our dinner table are...

Welcome to the Holiday Season: Take It All In, and Buy Some Shoe Goo

Welcome to the vortex between Halloween and New Year. Dusk comes more quickly, runny noses flow, school family-involvement activities are at an all-time high, and like the advice given on wedding days, you'd better "take...

I Love Taking My Kid to the Mall and Here’s Why

My husband and I have three kids, ages two, seven, and nine—all girls—and we love it. My girls are as apt to catch frogs and muddy their feet as any kid I know. Their interests...

Be a Helper (For My Children and for Myself)

It's car-pick-up-line o'clock again. The perpetual sheen of sweat gathered from walking to and from the car has my skin feeling like a glazed donut (gross), but I'm sitting with the air conditioning aimed at...

A Reminder At Summer’s End

A rush of hot, humid wind seemed to lift and escape past me as I shut the back door of our van. In one hand I clutched a small trash bag and in the...