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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
The Title Match
Titles used to mean a great deal to me. When I worked as the marketing manager of a private school, I desperately wanted to add the word director . . .
New England: Weekend in Pictures (with a life lesson or two for good measure)
Graham and I went away to New England this weekend, just the two of us, for his 40th birthday. We passed through Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and . . .
Be Your Own Valentine: 9 Gifts for You from You
You know February 14th is approaching when the Target dollar section transforms from New Year's confetti to heart overload. Personally, I think . . .
An Invitation to Notice
Today is our Winnie's second birthday and we are going to blow it up big—toddler-style—for her. Balloons and cupcakes and singing. A trip to her . . .
Signature Holiday Drink: Pomegranate Sangria
I can't quite remember when I started making my pomegranate sangria, but it has been my Thanksgiving contribution for at least the last 8 years (I . . .
Family Lessons: Five Ways to Honor a Veteran Today
As a former military family, November 11th is a special day in our home. Honoring the armistice signed by Germany and Allied troops on November 11, . . .