My Sour Patch Kid

My Sour Patch Kid

My friend Mollie calls my three-year-old son Will a Sour Patch Kid.  Here’s why: He can be sweet as candy (and he tells me that often) but he can also be so, so, so sour. And so it really wasn’t a surprise to me last week when he chose the be sour at the most inopportune moment.  Like. Ever. I was at Joey’s soccer practice and Kate had joined in playing with some other kids at a kid’s camp trial.  She was playing freeze tag.  Joey was playing soccer.  Will was sitting on my lap eating Goldfish crackers.  All was good.  Or so I thought. I heard someone yell, “Who is her mother?” and then someone else ask “Do we have ice?” and “Is there a nurse or doctor here?”  I saw a blur of pink on the field and recognized Kate’s shirt as several adults ran towards the place where she lay.  I stood up to run towards her only to remember a moment later that Will– the Sour Patch Kid– was still sitting in the bleachers.  I turned back to grab him just as he grabbed my purse (also in the bleachers), unzipped it, dumped it on the field and started to run. Tampons.  Cash.  Store Receipts.  Gum wrappers.  A tiny syrup container that I had gotten from Cracker Barrel.  All rolling around on the grass on the soccer field where people were playing.  Awesome. I glanced at Kate on the field and saw she was sitting up and surrounded by adults so I started to scoop my stuff into my purse, assuming the Sour Patch Kid...
Bonus Post:  A Great (and possibly FREE!) Book

Bonus Post: A Great (and possibly FREE!) Book

This is my friend Jennifer’s book, The Hundred.  It’s a middle grade sci-fi novel (think J.R.R. Tolkein or C.S. Lewis) that’s set millions of years in the future when humans no longer live on earth.  Instead, brilliantly creative creatures conspire and converse in this beautifully detailed and compelling tale.  I loved it!  If you have anyone on your gift list that’s in the 10-15 year old set, I think this would make a great gift.  (Note:  I had Joey try to read it and it’s a bit above his level so I’m guessing it’s for approximately fourth grade and up.) Buy it here. OR Enter to win a free copy on Goodreads.  Contest ends Nov. 30th.  Enter here....

Reviews for “The Christian Mama’s Guide to Having a Baby”

Here’s what people are saying about… “The Christian Mama’s Guide to Having a Baby” I loved reading Erin MacPherson’s The Christian Mama’s Guide to Having a Baby.  It’s chock full of sassy humor, practical tips and godly wisdom to navigate through the pregnancy maze with truth and grace.  I wished I could have given it to my daughter last year while she puked every day with morning sickness and struggled to respond kindly to her friends who swore she was so big she must be having twins.   Even now, she can’t wait to read it. –Leslie Vernick With a touch of humor and spiritual encouragement, Erin guides women through every phase of the pregnancy experience. She’s funny; she’s thorough; and she’s knowledgeable. But it’s her breezy and sassy girlfriend style that will put every first-time, pregnant mom-to-be completely at ease about what to expect, from conception to delivery–and beyond. She even includes the dads-to-be throughout, especially in her tongue-in-cheek chapter on “The Christian Daddy’s Guide.”  –Rebecca Barlow Jordan, Speaker and Author of Day-votions™ for Mothers MacPherson’s writing is tender, blunt, and hilarious.  She obviously reads the minds of expectant mothers!  The Christian Mama’s Guide is full of practical advice, humor, and spiritual insight.  MacPherson squarely tackles the questions that everyone is afraid to ask –especially Christians — ranging from sex, intimacy, exercise, and alcohol.  The Christian Mama’s Guide is decisive yet not dogmatic.  MacPherson provides a much-needed voice for today’s expectant mother who longs to follow God in a fast-paced and complex world — a mother who is savvy, excited, and often scared to death!  She comforts expectant mothers with the voice of a “big sister” that has gone...
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