This recipe was passed down to me by my Aunt Karen, a woman who is really more like a sister and best friend and aunt and motherly figure all rolled into one. Read on for the impact she’s made in my life and to get this inside scoop on this yummy, family-friendly meal that’s ready in less than 40 minutes!Read More
Bracing yourself for a break with your children over the next few days? Check out three secrets from a teacher and mama that just might help you get through the next several days unscathed.Read More
The world is not the most pleasant place… You need to learn to stand up for yourself and what you believe and sometimes, pardon my language, kick some ass.
Queen Elizabeth II
Last night, I scrolled through the few thousand Instagram posts on my account looking for pictures of my sweet boy Luke with his first kitty, Tico. Tico was a gift for Luke’s third birthday, and he was with us for about six years. One day, he asked to go outside like he always did but…Read More
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
While teachers are known for their devotion and grit, it can come at a cost. Boundaries are important for everyone, teachers included.Read More
“Every time I see the beautifully-wrapped square package with their names written on the gift tag, I am reminded of what it means to live in a spirit of generosity. It means giving when you don’t feel like it. It means choosing to see someone’s actions from a perspective different than your own. It means giving of your resources not necessarily because you want to because you know it’s the loving thing to do.”Read More
Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.
Want the smell of Christmas without all the chemicals? Give this simmering pot recipe a try!Read More
This week, we hear from a brave reader who, without asking any questions in black and white, is asking the biggest question of them all: is my life worth living?Read More
Here’s my recipe for a delicious, homecooked meal that requires essentially no prep and no active cooking time. Perfect for fall-fading-to-winter evenings.Read More
Heard of those meal delivery services like Hello Fresh and Home Chef? Charlie and I tried one this week. Here’s what we thought!Read More
A local church in my town started a practice years ago called “Going Public” where people share their stories of brokenness and failure and rescue before they are baptized. No matter how you feel about religion or religious traditions, I think we can all get on board with the idea that owning our experiences and sharing them with others is a helpful practice.Read More
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before–more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
“When I start to wring my hands in fear of the unknown, I want to learn even more how to lean into that fear and wrestle with it instead of shutting it out or trying to sweep it under the rug. And I want to be able to pour into others who are feeling fearful or anxious about the future, too. This life is a gift. I don’t want to miss out on the beauty because I’m so focused on the what-ifs and the trials I know are sure to come. “Read More