36 on my 36th

For my 36th birthday, I’m sharing 36 things about me. Here is everything you never wanted to know. 1. For the better part of this past year, I thought I was already 36 ....more

Now what?

This past week I have felt tethered to my social media feeds. I couldn’t stop myself from reading and reading, side-eyeing, and reading… Opinions were flung, hope was hollered, lines were drawn in the proverbial sand. And now? ...more

Why I love being out of the baby stage

Certain moments in the lives of my children have turned me into a weepy mess. The last nursing session, the first haircut (he looks so grown up!), the last day of preschool, the first loose tooth (and the first GIGANTIC adult tooth). These are the moments when Jeff and I look at each other, sigh, and say, “Our babies aren’t babies anymore.” But if I’m being completely honest, after the gut-wrenching moments have passed, I find myself kind of loving being out of the baby stage ....more

How wide is your circle?

As an introvert, I tend to keep a small circle of friends. This is intentional. I only have so much of myself to give, so the circle stays small ....more

Summer Capsule Wardrobe

If you see me in the next couple of days, I will probably be wearing scrubby clothes because everything else is packed and ready for Montana. Packing has been easier this time around since I know what to expect. I kept my capsule comfortable and neutral with lots of layers because the days can be warm (and sometimes even a little hot), but the nights are cool ....more

Thankfulness Lately

The house is piled with boxes and the stress of moving is creeping in. So I thought it would be a good time to take a breath, look around, and give thanks for tiny glimpses of heaven. For beauty in the desert, for 40 pounds of crawfish and friends to share it with ....more

We’re going back to Montana – Frequently Asked Questions

In ten days or so, our family of four will be packing up and heading back to Montana for three months. Jeff is the pitching coach for the Missoula Osprey, and their season begins on June 18th. As a baseball family, this is considered normal ....more

What I’m Reading – April & May

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Grace for the journey

I recently posted about my very first capsule wardrobe. I had been intrigued by the idea and wanted to give it a try. I was feeling pretty good about it until a few commenters mentioned that I still had way too many clothes ....more

The single most dramatic aftermath of neglected childbirth…and how you can help

[Photo by Daniel C. White] When I heard about the work Wendy Powell is doing with Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, I knew you would want to know about it too. When I was in Ethiopia a few years ago, one thing I remember feeling was a longing for pregnant women to have safe childbirths ....more