Many of you probably already know this about me, but I have several artists under my roof:
My husband, who is a wonderful musician, brilliant mind, and wealth of ideas of all kinds.
My 8 year old daughter, who would spend every waking hour creating things if left to her own devices….
Friends, let me tell you about a little literary element called irony. According to Alanis Morsette, “It’s like RAAAEEAAAAAAINNN on ya wedding day….” According to me, it’s like trying to write a post on the dangers of... Read More
You guys. It is the last day of school. I don't even know what to do with all these crazy feels I'm having. The curly baby you see here just happily skipped all the way to her LAST day as a first grader. And here's what I wanted to tell her before she joyfully bounced into line with her other classmates... Read More
So, in the tradition of all good American educational institutions, Audrey's school sends home scholastic book orders about every 2 weeks. Ok, maybe it's not quite that often, but it sure feels like it. And in these book orders, they offer such literary treasures as... Read More
I remember the distinct moment in which THE thought descended into my brain. “You might completely lose yourself. You might lose your joy, your humor, your marriage, your motherhood… your very identity.” My hands trembled as I realized this simple thought could very easily become reality. My present stage in life was akin to me dangling from the edge of a cliff with only my pinky finger anchoring my body from a total free-fall to the depths below. Read More
Friends, I give you the story behind the concealer on the stairwell railing: No, I was not sitting on the ledge doing my make up. Here's how mornings at my house have historically gone... Read More
...it’s really really tempting to go ahead and state the obvious: it’s hot and we’re all sweating out our eyeballs. I showered with a congregation of cockroaches this morning. Everything smells terrible, including me!
But what purpose does that serve? It doesn’t change anything for those who were already thinking those things, and for those who were actually focused on the task at hand, now they’re distracted by these tiny "problems" instead.
Once I was on a team leading a youth camp in a small village between Moscow and St. Petersburg. We were in the middle of nowhere, on a lake, and... Read More
Fellow mommas, let's just all take a deep breath and a hot second to collect ourselves. Because life can be crazy. I mean, truly, undeniably, crazy. So many of us are running here and there with pickups and drop offs and making lunches and throwing dinner in the crockpot, and making appointments while the baby screams in our ear and the toddler spills Cheerios. Again. I know because I'm right there with you. And being in the midst of all this chaos can... Read More