How to Give Thanks for Your REAL {messy * beautiful * laughable * sorrowful * honest * hopeful} LIFE

I have a six-year-old friend in the first grade class where I work each morning. She is a real-life caricature of a Disney princess, minus the ball gown...more

A Tale of Two Soldiers

I’m here today because two young soldiers, against all odds, returned home from World War II seventy...more

5 Things I Learned in October

When I can, I love to dish about what I’ve learned...more

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