One quick take from my hotel next door to the White House

I was determined to be able to write my 7 Quick Takes Friday post this week, but — to nobody’s surprise except for mine — I have been extremely busy here on the DC book tour. If it tells you anything about how crazy my schedule has...more

Washington DC, see you this week!

The big week is finally here! I’m doing my longest speaking/book tour trip yet, and going on my first-ever trip to DC in the process. If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you at one or more of the events! ...more

7 Quick Takes about cool vintage books, a radio studio in my home, and the only five things that really matter when you host a party

— 1 — I did my first radio show from my new home studio today! SiriusXM kindly set me up with a studio in my house, which I put in a corner of my bedroom. I was amazed at how little equipment there is! ...more

Save the date: EDEL 2015!

When Hallie and I started the Edel Gathering, we thought it might be a one-time thing. Actually, if I’m completely honest, we sometimes wondered if it might be a nonexistent thing when we pondered the sheer amount of work it would take to pull together a multi-day event for over 200 people. There were quite a few moments, especially early on, when there would be long silences on the phone, and one of us would say, “I don’t see how we can do this.” What kept us going was the fact that this event felt right — so, so right ....more

7 Quick Takes about my first radio show, punk rock dads, and a desperate plea for birthday party ideas

— 1 — Well, yesterday was the big day: my first live radio show!...more

7 Quick Takes about dog whispering fails, a hilarious interview moment, and why my radio show will have the best intro music ever

— 1 — Thank you so much for all the wonderful responses to my big announcement!...more

Here’s the big announcement!

I have spent a shameful amount of time offline this summer. I’ve had epiphanies while loading the dishwasher that I didn’t chronicle here on the blog, wry internal commentary...more

7 Quick Takes about back to school, veggie choppers, a great DC event, and recording radio spots under dicey circumstances

— 1 — Happy back to school week! Or, as we know it here at the Fulwiler homeschool, the week where mommy pretends like she has a principled reason to start school after Labor Day and is not just sitting around and surfing Pinterest to see what’s working for everyone else first. Also, I am particularly excited about the beginning of Fall ....more

7 Quick Takes about a special vintage dress, a hiphop wedding, and that moment when all your cards are declined at Wal Mart

— 1 — I’m back! I haven’t been blogging much lately because I’ve been savoring my real life. I spend my mornings gazing out the window, prayerfully watching the morning sun filter through the clouds as I sip my coffee ....more

7 Quick Takes Friday

I couldn’t get my post together for this week (taking a 10-day vacation with young children probably having something to do with it), but I look forward to reading everyone else’s. Have a great weekend, everyone! Happy Feast of the Assumption! ...more