Define Your Style {A Dutch Boy Collaboration and Contest}

I always assumed that when I got really good and grown up and got everything in my house just how I wanted it, I’d stop wanting to repaint ...more

When the Truth Comes Out

“There is nothing to writing. ...more

Loaded Potato Soup

Do you have any idea how happy I am that soup season is officially here? ...more

On Humility, Parenting, and Being Teachable

When he was four years old, he walked in with me to a Gross Anatomy lecture, his smile a mile wide and his tousled hair with his signature cowlick making him the cutest thing since sliced bread. ...more

My Best Trick to Getting Dinner on the Table

“If we were taught to cook as we are taught to walk, encouraged first to feel for pebbles with our toes, then to wobble forward and fall, then had our hands firmly tugged on so we would try again, we would learn that being good at it relies on something deeply rooted, akin to walking, to get good at which we need only guidance, senses, and a little faith. We aren’t often taught to cook like that, so when we watch people cook naturally, in what looks like an agreement between cook and cooked, we think that they were born with an ability to simply know that an egg is done, that the fish needs flipping, and that the soup needs salt. Instinct, whether on the ground or in the kitchen, is not a destination but a path.” ~Tamar Adler I guess I should start with a confession—we had Sonic for dinner last night ....more

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread (and my midlife crisis hair)

“It seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth and the love of it and the hunger for it… and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisfied… and it is all one.” ―...more

Homeschooling?, Book Writing, & Ordinary Days

“Do not ask your children...more

Chewy Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies {& a brand new blogging course}

If I can be known for two things in life, let it be soup and cookies. ...more

The Spirit of the Lord and the Magic of Being Loved

I got an email this weekend that brought me to my knees. A woman whose life looks perfect to everyone around her but is burning to the ground as she watches in disbelief. ...more

The 10 Books That Changed Everything

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~C. Eliot Everywhere you turn in my house, there’s a stack of books. ...more