Don’t Assess at the Top of the Hill

Alright parents. We're in a spot. Our kids are starting school soon, have been sent off to some hybrid combination of school or full-time school, have different schedules daily, or have become homeschooled (quite possibly during yesterday's nationwide Zoom outage).   I wanted to take a second to share the best piece of advice I... Continue Reading →

Handing Over the Details

Like many other moms...especially those of us who struggle with the perfectionist bug, I spend a lot of time dwelling on details. I plan. I think about not only what comes next... but what comes after that, and after that and after that, in almost an indefinite, infinite cycle. While it makes me feel prepared,... Continue Reading →

Are We Intentional?

I don't know when the world will change. I don't know when the feeling that we're waiting - for change, for justice, for peace, for a calm in the storm - will end. I'm not sure if it will. I'm not sure if it's supposed to. But, I do know this. On my latest project,... Continue Reading →

Stop the Colorblindness: Unfreeze

Yesterday, I walked out of our bedroom first thing in the morning, barely awake. I took one step wrong at the top of our steps and quickly found myself at the BOTTOM of the steps. I've been thinking a lot about it since then. You see...when I got to the bottom, I did that thing... Continue Reading →

Embracing the Unknowns

The waiting place is not new to our family. While it seems to have taken on a new meaning for our whole world, it's also deeply personal and different for each of us. Just the other day, I posted the photo above of our newly blooming lilacs, along with this description on Instagram: "In the... Continue Reading →

A Restless Heart (Moving, #1)

As we share our news. I will be publishing journal entries written during the decision-making process, some written several months ago (this one in October), in chronological order. Any [ ] additions, were added during transcription. Hoping to share our journey! Right after marriage, a few months in, John and I bought our first house.... Continue Reading →

Heart on the Altar

  I don't often venture into the realm of poetry. But sometimes, especially when I'm working through things, I sort of go back to the familiar; back to what started my love of writing and words in the first place. For some readers, you'll know what's happening here. For others, I have a lot to... Continue Reading →

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