As I write this, my children—all four of them—are moving through their first day of school. This morning, my youngest stepped onto the bus a . . .
Rhythms & Margins Series: New Roles
I come through the back door from an evening walk to find the kids noshing on shrimp alfredo. We wake early and preheat the oven for homemade bread. . . .
Wrapping Up: Final Thoughts on a Contentment Challenge
More than once, I've thought how absolutely perfect it is to be finishing my 90-day Contentment Challenge during the most gorgeous week of the year. . . .
Losing & Gaining
Today, my little homeschool classroom loses a student. It's probably a good thing. She made it to a systems of equations unit in 8th grade math and . . .
Pulling up a Seat with Contentment: My 90 Day Journey
At the beginning of 2021, I signed up for a Contentment Challenge with a podcaster I follow and made it my own, inviting friends to join. It is a 90 . . .
My Word of the Year: On Liminal Space, Loneliness and Crossing Over
My word of the year is liminal. Yeah, I know. It's weird. Why couldn't I have chosen something like rhythm, contentment, peace, joy? I would have . . .
Vegan Chocolate Cake: A Love Story
Last December, I made my first ever vegan chocolate cake for a couples' baby shower. Our friends Sarah and Cody were welcoming a daughter in the . . .
The Scaffolding of Advent
I turned the calendar to December yesterday and sat with that for a while. This month, we will have been under a global pandemic for 40 weeks; the . . .
10 Things I Learned This Fall
This year I've become more introspective than ever about the passing of time. We've had time to watch the bluebird build its second and even third . . .
Rewriting your Holiday Narrative
In most years, Thanksgiving in my family begins with a series of emails. We coordinate food, sleep accommodations, birthday celebrations (we have 3 . . .
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