When I Became a Mother, I Wish Someone Told Me…

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When I became a mother, I wish someone told me that families have seasons. I should have figured this out early on, but when my first child arrived it threw me headfirst into a sea of hormones and breast milk and sleep-deprivation--the likes of which no one understands unless they are also a mother … [continue]

You Be You: Belonging in New Places

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She's a city girl who finds herself unexpectedly living in the suburbs. She got married, had a kid, quit her job, and watched the city disappear in the rear view mirror as she left it behind. Everything that felt familiar and comfortable, every rhythm on which she built her life dropped down to a … [continue]

Doing the Work


My husband’s cousin married an artist. A real, honest-to-goodness, brush-to-canvas artist. When we first met, I saw a few pencil drawings he sketched on the back of a crumpled piece of paper, and I thought how quaint. He scratches out little drawings on the back of trash. It wasn’t what I expected … [continue]

Books on My Nightstand: Edition: A Little Bit of Everything

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It's time for an old-fashioned book round-up, don't you agree? Here's what I currently keep on my nightstand. Recently Read: Scary Close- This feels like a departure from Donald Miller's usual fare, but I enjoyed it. Miller writes about how to achieve healthy relationships, as he recounts the … [continue]

de(tales): mask

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They filled storefront windows down each canal and street. Most were cheap copies, a garish rainbow of colors with fake feathers dyed to match. The outdoor carts strung them along lengths of ribbon, and each time we passed the masks, my daughter snuck behind them and tried one on. “What do you … [continue]