Don’t Go 50/50

Ten years ago, Ben and I attended a marriage conference as newlyweds, and there was one piece of advice that has stuck with us both after all these years: Don’t go 50/50. It’s marriage advice we’ve revisited again and again- for ourselves, with our small group for newlyweds, and with anybody else who...more

Cajun Chicken Alfredo (aka Penne with Sausage and Chicken in Cream Sauce)

Life’s been good. Here’s what I’ve been up to lately: These chocolate chip cookies are amazing. They come out chewy, buttery, savory-salty in a great way, gooey, chocolatey, crisped up just right… possibly...more

“I Have a Friend Who…”

This is the name of a super cute and simple game that my husband made up to play with my daughter when she had just turned two. It’s great for developing her visual skills, imagination, and fluency with colors. She’s able to get a lot of practice making deductions as well as using words to describe things....more

How to Move Past Small Talk

I recently got to spend some quality time with a couple of my best friends. Moms only. It was great ....more

Delicious Swiss Chard Recipe

This is a delicious Swiss chard recipe: soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, pine nuts, butter. Yum....more

What to Do with Family Photos

I have a problem. A photo problem. A way-too-many-photos-of-my-kids problem ....more

Baby Shower Activity: Make Memory Tiles!

It’s been a full weekend. It started out with roaring laughter late into the night (morning?) with some of my favorite people, and continued with a family brunch and then a baby shower with some old friends. I’m exhausted and my eyes are burning, but baby shower season (is there such a thing??) is upon us and I really wanted to share this simple but fun baby shower activity that I came up with! ...more

Learning from Last Wishes

My friend Christina shared this post on Facebook a couple weeks ago about terminally ill patients living out their final wishes. It’s like the Make-a-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes for sick children, but for older patients. It’s one of those pieces that gently shakes you up...more

You and Me Forever

I’ve heard myself talking about this book so much in the last two months that it’s time I talked about it with you. It’s called...more

Easy Indoor Exercise for Toddlers

Bear-crawling along the blue line There is a long line of blue tape that runs across our living room. It looks like a very, very long “I.” It’s only been there for a few days, and I’m already forgetting that it’s a weird look in a house. Blue tape? ...more