We must love our children exactly as they are, exactly as God created them. We must also love them so much that we desire and help them to grow beyond this.
You've probably heard the phrase "offer it up" as a super-Catholic, sometimes flippant response to life's problems. If you've ever wondered what it actually means, this is the post for you.
A couple months ago an unexpected wave of special needs grief hit me like a ton of bricks during Mass. Here's why, and here's what I did about it.
A peek into Oscar's new big boy, Montessori(-ish) play space. What we love about Montessori is that it empowers him to take ownership, to easily express his preferences, and to engage with his environment and his family.
We evolve as individual beings -- not from incompleteness to a finished product, but from one wholeness to another.
Ever wondered how we do what we do? Here's a #7QT look (Seven Quick Takes) at a typical week in the life of Team Wilkens.
That time I took a test for college credit and almost shot myself in the foot out of fear of failure...
To celebrate a finished first draft, I share some answers to common questions I've received about writing a book, and a few tips and tricks from the writing journey of a total noob.
I berate myself (and others) for not knowing better, seeing better. But there is only one who Knows us as we are meant to be known, and loves us anyway.