Slowly but surely, hand-held devices are infiltrating and controlling our lives and conversations. A ring here, a ping there, and then an audible silence, luring our attention away from a real-time conversation toward a lifeless screen. Ring, Ring, Ring My daughter and I were recently sitting together at the island in our kitchen, fully engrossed […]
In regards to parenting a young child, a dear friend once told me, “don’t lose yourself in the temporary.” It had been a tough day of juggling parenting and work – all my resources felt drained. From work deadlines and a teething, cranky toddler to a pile of projects clamoring for my limited energy, the […]
Here’s the thing—I secretly love it. I love that my son seeks us out for comfort. Even though the rational part of me is concerned about him relying on us too much. I love when I wake up first and my husband has a 30 pound toddler snuggled up next to his long torso. When […]
The numbers on the scale look familiar, too, so you gamely pull out the giant bin of pre-pregnancy clothes, eager to find your old jeans and favorite tops. The cruelty of this capsule should not be underestimated. You might be close to your target weight, but your body was completely rearranged and may not settle […]
My goal this year is to stop striving to be like “that other mom” and just be me. That is what my kids want. That is what my husband wants. They want more of the mom I was designed to be. The quirky, unorganized, passionate, fun-loving mom that was given to them. I want to […]
They will make the right choice because, when it comes to this, they won’t even see a choice. What they will see is a nonnegotiable. A standard. An expectation. A simple, basic, undeniable right for women to be treated with dignity, respect, and love, and that is that.
I remember when I was pregnant for the first time, everyone would say, “Being a mom is so hard, but so worth it.” Do you know what that kind of advice does for a mother-to-be? I’ll be bold here and say it does nothing. The word “hard” is thrown around like confetti when it comes […]
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question — What are you doing for others?” We must not let this essential component and foundation of our world fall to the wayside. Like anything in life, that which is left unattended, forgotten and ignored, will atrophy and waste away. Let us not get so caught up in our […]
I often feel like I’m charging forward in life, while my heart runs behind me, trying to catch up. Journaling and physical movement provide much-needed space to “metabolize” emotion, so-to-speak, so that I can face life with clarity. This alone is worth the time investment required.
My husband and I have this crazy idea. I mean the kind where you say it out loud and then you laugh because you can’t believe you just said that kind of crazy idea. We want to explore the idea of living tiny. Not Kidding The idea crossed my mind briefly after reading this awhile ago. You’ve heard […]