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 →

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 →

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 →

Why Write? Putting the Doubts to Rest

  "But...why would someone want to hear what you have to say?" That quote right there has been stuck in my head for over a decade. You see, I've always loved writing. When nothing else made sense, writing did. When five other university majors fell through, writing was right there. It's something I built my... Continue Reading →

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