Lemon Drop Pie

So, what is life like sixteen years after my breast cancer diagnosis? Life goes on! After I was diagnosed when I was 27, along came marriage and two children after breast cancer. I write about this fine life on my blog, Lemon Drop Pie.

Growing Up Together {Spin Cycle}

I like to tell people that I grew up with my cousins, but that’s not necessarily true. The ministry had scattered the family on my dad’s side all over the country; from Alaska to Ohio. I never knew my dad’s parents, in person anyway ....more

Your Spin Cycle Prompt {week of 7/7}

The Spin Cycle is back this week, although I’m a little late in posting today! Last night, I decided to read my book instead of writing a blog post…I stayed up way too late! So without further procrastination, here’s your prompt: Grow! ...more

Ice Cream Top 10

Ice cream and me. We go way back together. My love affair with ice cream started way back when I was a little girl and our church would have ice cream socials ....more

Spin Cycle {week of 6/30}

Gretchen and I, your lovely hosts of The Spin Cycle, have decided to take the week off! With Independence Day coming up on Friday, and various family commitments for both of us, we thought it would be best to take a little vacation from The Spin Cycle. Look for another prompt next Monday, July 7! ...more

Kicking Off!

It’s the first full week of summer! Lily and Emmy have been out of school for almost three weeks now, and we’re slowly adjust to summer’s routine. I should write “lack of routine,” which is both freeing and horrible at the same time ....more

10 Things I Would Tell My Sixteen Year Old Self

Today is the last Tuesday in June, and my month of co-hosting Tuesday Ten is coming to an end! Even though my time as co-host is almost over, I’ll still be writing Tuesday Ten lists with its amazing hostesses, Lisa and Rabia! This week, our topic is “Things you’d tell your sixteen year old self.” I think this topic might be the most challenging one yet ....more

Your Spin Cycle Prompt {week of 6/23}

It’s officially summer! How are kicking off summer? Opening up your pool? ...more

Debunking the Myths of Suburbia

Several of my friends and relatives live in the city of Chicago. I, however, live in a suburb of Chicago. Some people who actually live in the city proper would get upset with me when I say that I’m from Chicago, because technically, I’m not ....more

Ten Things I Love About My Dad

Back in May, the Tuesday Ten crew wrote Ten Things we love about our moms. It’s time to write about our fathers now that it’s June! Here are ten things I love about my Dad, although I’m sure I could write many more! ...more

Your Spin Cycle Prompt {week of 6/16}

This week, Gretchen and I want to know all about your neighborhood! What kind of neighborhood do you live in? Do you even have neighbors? ...more