If you were to come over to my house right now, I would first hug your neck and then usher you all the way back to the couch- the white one because I like bright and airy things, but I’m no fool, we had that thing stain-treated before bringing it into a home full of children. We would cozy up on … [Read more...] about The Sacred Work of Not Giving Up
The dinnertime rush is going on- people are hungry and wanted dinner five minutes ago, and I am cutting carrots and meat while unpacking half-eaten lunches and setting aside food to put right back into that lunchbox for tomorrow. Also, I am unloading the dishwasher. That feels important. Lane … [Read more...] about In Which We’re All Feeling a Little Overwhelmed
Because we're mere days away from Valentine's Day, it seemed fitting to gather up everything I've learned about love and marriage into one place. I hope it encourages you or maybe helps to put a little fire back into your marriage. Cheers to love. 1. Marriage is hard work. Become okay with this. … [Read more...] about 50 Little Lessons on Love + Marriage
Sunday morning, early hours, the sun’s barely awake, and Lane is out the door again, this time for three weeks. Back and forth, in and out. Are you here or there? Home or not? Is it me alone again? But this is what’s required and this is what we want to do and so this is what we do. Is it … [Read more...] about In Which I Share the Hard, Gritty Parts of Marriage
Sometime in the 1 o’clock hour the other night, a child began crying for me. Well, no, it wasn’t crying, exactly. It was screaming bloody murder. I have always been a little impressed when a parent can go from fast asleep dreaming to racing down the hall- both to tend to the restless child, … [Read more...] about This mothering life? Harder Than I Ever Imagined.
This new year has begun how most of them do: both slowly- with 360 days ahead of us still; and with the drop of a ball- so sudden. Such hope. New year, new you, right? Do you feel new yet? Oh, it’s all over the place, isn’t it though- these ways to become new. There’s the way of organization … [Read more...] about In the Midst of All of These New Year’s Resolutions, This is the Only Thing That Really Counts