The Cork Board

  1. I'm type A, engineer-minded, and love lists.
  2. I love Jesus, but I'm struggling with the American church.
  3. People energize me.
  4. Books, veggies, herbal tea, photography, and essential oils are my happy places.
  5. I'm allergic to cleaning. Don't judge me by my house.
  6. If I didn't see it, it didn't happen. #visuallearner

Treat adoptive families like they have cancer

A long-time friend of mine was recently diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer. From the time her diagnosis was confirmed to starting chemo was only about 2 weeks. In that time, her village rallied around her ....more

Grain-free Sourdough Soft Pretzels

Earlier this winter, I had this craving for chewy, salty, soft-pretzels. I also happened to be on a sourdough baking kick and wanted to make something that I could eat without feeling guilty, achy, or brain-foggy (grains and gluten tend to do this to me). I took to Pinterest and Google but could only find sourdough pretzels with wheat flour or gluten-free pretzels with commercial yeast, so I set out to create my own recipe ....more

Foto Flashback Friday

Mia’s dance studio is all a-buzz about this year’s production as the theme and costumes were just posted. We’re ecstatic that she’s been asked to play Tinkerbell in Peter Pan. It’s a relatively small part, but it involves a special Tinkerbell costume AND a dramatic death ....more

How brain imaging changed our lives

If you haven’t read this post, start there. So, we’re using brain imaging, now what? I think the most important impact brain imaging has had for us is mindset and expectations ....more

The Secret to Solving Behavior Problems

I’ve always been a skeptic when it comes to mental health diagnoses. Diagnosing by symptom cluster seems so inaccurate. Even more alarming is that those symptom clusters are often self-assessed…by a person with a mental health struggle ....more

A Tale of 3 Learning Styles

The main philosophy of education we’re implementing in the education of our children is classical. In the first stage of learning, usually referred to as the grammar stage,...more

Secret to Successful Sourdough

We tried having the entire family go grain-free once, but it came with too much resistance. Instead, I try to make the bread-y stuff the rest of the fam eats as healthy as possible....more

Foto Flashback Friday

Life is days is very full (read: busy). It’s mostly a good busy though. I’ve been more intentional about what I say, “Yes,” to, and I’ve pruned some things that I was doing out of obligation instead of purpose and calling ....more

An adoptee’s take on the new adoption regulations

Welcome to National Adoption Month. It seems an...more

3 Healthy Meals in a Bowl

For all the things that are...more
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