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Food, Parenting, Writing

In Search of White Space

November 14, 2018 | 7 Comments

I’m currently munching my way through a bag of chips, because I take the adage of “feed a cold” seriously. I feel that we need a better description for something that is not just a dripping nose. Because while my body aches and my throat hurts and my head is pounding, I know this is not real flu (as Ben had that earlier in the year and it is much more serious). Can we call it “clu” instead? Or a “flucold”? As in, “I’m feeling really rough, I’ve got a flucold?” Continue Reading…

Beauty, Lifestyle, Parenting

Good Gifting with Faithful to Nature

September 18, 2018 | 3 Comments

Written in collaboration with Faithful to Nature

It’s been a while since I even went to a baby shower, let alone attended my own. But I do remember that when Rachel was still in my tummy over eight years ago, and my baby shower was happening, parents-to-be didn’t tend to have registries at all. I told a few people what I needed, but that was it. So on the day of my baby shower I got a lot of tiny shoes, some super cute outfits, quite a few duplications, and then some other stuff that I didn’t end up using at all (it got donated). Continue Reading…

Parenting

What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

August 20, 2018 | 9 Comments

My eight-year-old had to do a little speech today to her class about what she wants to be when she grows up. And it felt like one of those seminal moments in childhood, the kind she’ll talk about when she’s older and filling out those random questionnaires they sometimes make you do in those “getting to know you” quizzes. I feel like she’ll chuckle about it one day, or think about it quite deeply, and wonder if her career, vocation and life have stayed true to her childhood dreams and desires. Continue Reading…