When Pancakes are Passengers in Your Minivan. 10 Things to Know When Life is Cray Cray.

We just moved. For weeks now, life has been pure, unadulterated chaos. I tend to exaggerate but this time, I promise I’m not ....more

Living in the Place Between Dreams Come True & Dreams That Aren’t Yet

My fourteen-year-old daughter has an obsession with aging. She thinks this...more

Treat Yourself: Summer Before School Starts Edition

It’s Saturday and I’m in an end-of-summer stupor....more

“For the Love.” A Pep Talk and a Giveaway.

When I was a kid I often heard my mom refer to Erma Bombeck as her “matron saint of motherhood.” I didn’t know what any of that meant way back then, only that Ms. Bombeck was some sort of role model for my mom. Recently...more

6 Things I Learned in July

1. Jim Gaffigan is on Instagram. This isn’t news but I just started following him ....more

A Few Words of Rest for Your Weekend

July weekends may conjure up vacation-y vignettes of water and fruity drinks...more

Essentialism for the High-Maintenance Soul

It’s 8:22 in the a.m. and my mind has already spun a thousand webs. I’m not what one calls a “linear thinker.” I often struggle to prioritize, to land on that which is most essential for my life, right now. Inhabiting a world of possibilities each and every day...more

What We Need to Know When Our Spiritual Leaders Disappoint Us

I was 26 years old when I walked into church for what might have been the last time. Atheism wasn’t...more

5 Things I Learned in June

Each and every summer, I’m surprised by things that I’ve learned from previous summers but...more