On Playing your Note

I took my boys to the Christmas concert at church on Sunday afternoon, our first time going. At four and six years old, I hoped they could sit through an hour of beautiful musical performances. They burned off some extra energy at the reception beforehand, running around the tables with their little friends and sneaking …

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Dressember – On Stewarding my Privilege

Yesterday, millions of Americans gathered around their tables to give thanks for their blessings. I was one of them, and thinking over the many blessings in my life was truly humbling. I  was born into a loving family in the richest nation in the world; I have a college education, and a husband with a …

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How Playing the Tooth Fairy Made Me Question my Parenting

My six year old son had a milestone moment this week: he lost his first tooth. He's young for his grade and had looked on for some months as his classmates lost tooth after tooth. So it was with great excitement that he held up his tooth, safe in a tiny plastic treasure chest, to …

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Life Lessons from a Five Year Journal

I perused the shelves of the bookstore, careful not to let my pregnant belly knock anything down. I was drawn to the selection of pretty journals and notebooks; I've always loved writing, and journaling in coffee shops used to be one of my favorite hobbies. I hadn't written a word in over a year, since …

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