Kintsugi: Making the Brokenness Beautiful

By Haragayato – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, I learned about something beautiful this week. It’s called kintsugi: the Japanese art of taking broken pottery and using gold to piece it back together. The idea is that flaws and breakage aren’t things we need to hide, but are things that can be beautiful ....more

Something Bad to Something Good

This story is several...more

How to Answer All of the Questions

Children are curious creatures....more

Instant Pot Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oatmeal Recipe

There’s a post I have been REALLY wanting to get out to you about responding to...more

Share Your Cashews

“Here you go,” I said, tearing off an entire paper towel sheet for her. “Thanks, Mama,” she said, smearing her fingers across one side. We had given...more

Why Screen Time Has Been GREAT for My Child

I’ve been reluctant to write about this because screen time gets such a bad rap. And for good reason. There’s a lot of stuff...more

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Orange Butter Sauce

We eat this all the time. Everyone loves it. I enjoy roasted Brussels sprouts on their own, but this easy sauce definitely takes it up a notch and makes it something special! ...more

Today I Learned…

For some reason, I have been totally exhausted the last couple weeks. Maybe it has something to do with a toddler that keeps waking up crying in the middle of the night? Or nursing? ...more

Rehearse Desired Behavior

“No, No! DON’T. TAKE ....more

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