Treat Yourself / Weekend Links: October Edition

October may just be my favorite month of the year. In our neck of the woods, it’s a changing leaves / Friday night lights / college football homecoming / let’s eat soup kind of weekend. So settle in and enjoy these...more

The Ministry of Netflix

I’m not sure when the panic set in that our time together was running out but it was probably sometime last year. My daughter is a sophomore in high school. I know it sounds cliché...more

How the Broken + Beautiful Lives of Others Help Us Live a More Compassionate Story {A Book and a Giveaway}

I don’t remember the first time I visited the online home of “Flower Patch Farmgirl” but it was at least five or six years ago. She was a wife and mom of three little ones and they lived the most beautiful, idyllic life in a white Indiana farmhouse. I bonded with her immediately, weird as that sounds because it was over the internet ....more

What a 92-Year-Old Woman Taught Me About My Right-Now Work

From January through May I hustled. I got serious about writing. I wrote a series I loved on living in the tension between our right-now lives and our hoped-for work ....more

What I Learned This Summer

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

Are you stressed about how to educate your kids? Let me help.

It’s the first week of August and Target has me all heart-eye emoji over back-to-school supplies. Is it just me or do school supplies get cuter every year? Getting everything in order for a new school year ushers...more

Treat Yourself / Weekend Links: Makeover Edition

It’s summer and my brain doesn’t feel like having to think too hard this weekend. Plus...more

My Top 5 Favorite Literary Novels Ever

My reading life has languished a bit...more

How to Receive Your Own Summer Life

How’s your summer going? If that feels like a loaded question, this post is for you. We think summer...more

For the Mom Who Has a Complicated Relationship With Summer: 5 Lazy Tips to Keep You Sane and Happy

We finished school on June 1st. I’d planned to take the kids out for a celebratory lunch to inaugurate the summer, going so far as to shower, put on mascara, and wear non-yoga pants. Within minutes of picking up the last child from school, they were already fighting about where to go for lunch ....more