‘Tis the Season for… a New Book!

Writing a book is often compared to having a baby, and if we are going to make that analogy, then I am definitely about ready to pop. I’ve toured the hospital and prepped the nursery. I’ve lined the shelves with blankets and bottles and onesies ....more

20 Surprises about Raising Boys

Before I had kids, I had a lot of images about the way my future family might look. Like most yet-to-be parents, I suspect, these images included a lot of twinkly and naïve visions, ideals about parenting strategies, and a list of things that I would never do. (How quickly that list went out the […] ...more

Somersaults and Popcorn

“What are we doing today?” Teddy – my four-year old – likes to ask this question each morning. He likes to know the plan for the day. He likes to know whether it is a swimming lesson day or a preschool day or a church day ....more

The Secret Post I Don’t Want You to Share

Do you ever have those moments when you think to yourself, I have no freaking clue what I am doing and life is just so hard and I will never have anything figured out? If you answered yes, keep reading. I’ll let you in on a little secret ....more

On Fall and Long Goodbyes

Fall tends to be a somewhat polarizing season, I have noticed. People either love it. Or they hate it ....more

On Criticism, Kindness, and a Thick Skin

“Some people have a thick skin and you don’t. Your heart is really open and that is going to cause pain, but that is an appropriate response to this world.” – Anne Lamott ...more

Surviving Mondays and Showing Up

Let me just start by saying that I am generally a morning person. And I like to think that I’m usually a pretty optimistic person. Maybe not a Susie Sunshine, but definitely a glass-half-full kind of girl ....more

Blinded by the Light

I don’t know exactly when it happened. But at some point –somewhere amidst the sleepless nights and the potty training, the playdates and the tantrums, the first steps and the last diaper, the frantic searches for blankies and the never-ending just-one-more-story bedtimes – my little boys decided to go ahead and grow up. They turned […] ...more

Good Enough

The post below originally appeared on Huffington Post and while it focuses on parenting – especially parenting young children – I think that it is something that can apply to all of us and to many aspects of our lives. (P.S. Sorry for the occasional swears, Mom.) ******************** Listen. We’ve been seeing each other for […] ...more

The Stonecutter

The stonecutter lived in a small house at the top of a hill that overlooked the town below. Behind his house was his workshop, where he retreated every morning after drinking a cup of coffee, kissing his wife, and walking his son to school. All day long, he would hammer away ....more