mom journey Tag Archive

  • I Didn’t Know That Then

    I was married with a toddler when my single 20-something BFF from college, Diane, handed me a list. Now, Di is a funny girl. She has a dry sense of humor, a sharp wit, and she quotes the best movie lines at the exact right time. So as she handed me this list—two columns on […]

  • I’D RATHER NOT

    My tulips are blooming, the sky is blue-ing, and the temperature is climbing. For the Sargent family that means one thing. It’s time to pretend. When the four of us pile into the car and pull out of the drive, someone will say, “It’s vacation time! We’re on our way!” And then someone else will […]

  • My Cape Got Caught in My Underpants!

    If I were SuperMom, my cape would be purple—because purple makes me happy—and my super power would be spreading happiness. I’d use my super power to figure out how to cut a big ol’ hole in my roof and still keep my roof from leaking. Why do I need a big ol’ hole in my […]

  • I Have Baggage

    I remember looking through old photo albums with my mom the first time I realized she didn’t have a single picture of my father holding me when I was a baby. When I asked why, she said he was so sick by the time I was born that he wouldn’t let her take his picture. […]

  • Sometimes I Want to Ask, “God, Is This a Joke?”

    DON’T MISS THE GIVE-AWAY AT THE END OF THIS POST! I was about 20 when I learned to talk to God. I mean just talk. Genuine. Real. I was pretty excited about a plan I had that was AWEsome…and then pretty disappointed when God apparently didn’t hold the same opinion. Actually, disappointed is the wrong word. […]