Huckered Down and Huddled Together

A version of this post was originally published almost two years ago, in the midst of a long and stressful winter. And although there is no snow on the ground where I live and we are gearing up for Christmas, not Valentine’s Day, this post seems particularly applicable right now. Just turn on the news […] ...more

Glitter, Lights, and Doing the Best We Can

“Why can’t we have lights on the outside of the house this year?” Teddy has asked about a thousand times in the past two weeks. “We had them last year.” Each time, I remind him that we aren’t putting lights on the house this year. “But look at that house ....more

Here, There, Everywhere

In the past 24 hours, I have been here, there, and everywhere – virtually and physically. Yesterday morning, an article of mine appeared on Motherlode,...more

All the Feelings

When I stepped out my front door yesterday afternoon, in a hurry to squeeze in a quick trip to the grocery store before dropping Teddy off at preschool, I almost stumbled over several large boxes. Inside the boxes were several copies of The Book. Holy smokes, y’all! ...more

Heavy Gratitude

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Obviously. Maybe if I keep saying it, it will start to sink in and feel more real ....more

‘Tis the Season for… a New Book!

Writing a book is often compared to having a baby, and if we are going to make that analogy, then I am definitely about ready to pop. I’ve toured the hospital and prepped the nursery. I’ve lined the shelves with blankets and bottles and onesies ....more

20 Surprises about Raising Boys

Before I had kids, I had a lot of images about the way my future family might look. Like most yet-to-be parents, I suspect, these images included a lot of twinkly and naïve visions, ideals about parenting strategies, and a list of things that I would never do. (How quickly that list went out the […] ...more

Somersaults and Popcorn

“What are we doing today?” Teddy – my four-year old – likes to ask this question each morning. He likes to know the plan for the day. He likes to know whether it is a swimming lesson day or a preschool day or a church day ....more

The Secret Post I Don’t Want You to Share

Do you ever have those moments when you think to yourself, I have no freaking clue what I am doing and life is just so hard and I will never have anything figured out? If you answered yes, keep reading. I’ll let you in on a little secret ....more

On Fall and Long Goodbyes

Fall tends to be a somewhat polarizing season, I have noticed. People either love it. Or they hate it ....more