The Love of a Father

I'm brought to tears as I sit here at Starbucks studying... watching a curly red-haired young girl giggle at every word that comes out of her father's mouth as she sips on a strawberry shake, topped with a pound of whipped cream. I can't hear a word they are saying as Pandora blares in my …

The Big Move Part 2

As many of you know, the Duhamel family is migrating back to the motherland that is Northwest Arkansas. I have been wanting to write something about our move since we decided to but I found myself in a weird place, frozen. I feel like that the overwhelming(ness) of this life change is so big that …

The Big Move part 1

  If you've been following me on Pinterest the last couple of months, I'm sure I've been blowing up your home page with a gagillion pictures of home decor ideas. That's for 2 reasons: I suck at home decorating. A common misconception when I tell people I'm an interior designer is that I would be …

The Other Woman

From the moment I felt her touch, her soft breath on my chest, her warm fingers grasp mine.... I was hooked. This tiny life would change me forever. I could never imagine my life... a day... a SECOND apart from her. 13 weeks went by faster than I could blink. I remember sitting in the parking …

The Sweaty Dad Theory

One of the pastors at Redeemer Fellowship once said something along the lines of, "there are not good pastors, just sweaty pastors." This quote has resonated with me ever since I heard it, and I'm not sure why. Maybe it is because of my natural ability to sweat profusely for seemly no reason. Maybe it …

Why Moms Rule

I think the term "working mother" is an interesting one. I'm currently enjoying my last Christmas break I will ever have, which has given me lots of time to think, and also lots of time to hang out with this little one. All this time with Piper and thinking has given me new clarity on …

Rest

Rest is a new topic of interest to me. It seems that everyone I know is exhausted and busy. We all have so much on our plates, we all have too much on our plates. Even in the best of times we feel over worked, overused and overly tired. Though there are moments of energy, …