Robyn met her husband in his homestate of North Carolina, and, as he says, they “comprised” after marriage and settled one hour from her family and six states from his. Still, they love to visit friends and family in North Carolina every year with their 10-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son. They have gladly called Fort Worth home for more than a decade where Robyn works as a pastor at a Presbyterian church, particularly focused on mission outreach and family ministry. Reading “grown up” books, having travel adventures, and enjoying thoughtful conversations are what keep her going.
I wrote a letter to my son on his birthday.

Wishing You More Than Success :: A Letter to My Son on His Birthday

I love your appetite for knowledge, and I hope you to continue to nurture that strong sense of curiosity. Keep asking the questions, and also don’t be satisfied for the trite answers.
pass the clipboard

Pass the Clipboard :: It’s Okay to Sit One Out, Mamas

We give to others to the point that we have little to offer our partner, let alone ourselves. Sometimes, the best thing to do is to pass the clipboard. It’s healthier for you as a person and as a mom to dial back occasionally to be present to all that is going on in the scheduled lives we live.
summer getaway

Get Up and Go! A Spontaneous Summer Getaway Before Summer Gets Away

Finding a new place to discover as a family can be fun and rewarding, and it does not have to take months of planning or spending hundreds of dollars to step out and explore a new place. Adventure is a space of curiosity and flexibility more than being in a particular destination or on an elaborate trip.

A Texas Trifecta: Guacamole, Queso Dip, and Margaritas

Sometimes the neighbors wander over after the kids’ playdate, or your friends or family at your vacation rental house want something to tide them over. We all need some super simple go-to snacks that keep people snacking until the grill is fired up. And we need recipes that are not measuring cup dependent. (Who can ever find them in rental houses, especially when you have had an adult beverage or three?)
A woman makes a wish on a dandelion.

Wishing You More Than Happiness :: A Letter to My Daughter on Her Birthday

I wish you more than painted platitudes sold in craft stores. I wish you more than pursed-lips, hands-on-hips selfies. I wish you more than posted-on-social-media happiness. I wish you joy and gratitude. I wish you purpose and grace.
pink flowers tree

Five Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

While ecological awareness may not be a concept that young children can easily grasp, finding small ways to enjoy and care for creation is something that people of any age can appreciate. Here are five ways you and your family can engage in Earth Day.
Couple leaning on each other

15 Years Married :: Helping Each Other Grow

We can be our genuine selves with one another: silly, serious, and everything in between. Whether it is the daily grind or dreaming of all the things we would like to do in the next 15 years, we enjoy doing life together.