Surprised by Motherhood

Surprised by Motherhood

I was never one of those girls who dreamed of becoming a mom. I mean, I always assumed I would eventually, but it wasn’t a dream of mine. It was more of a practical thought—down the road I’d do the mom thing. Which is one of the reasons I resonated so much with my friend (read more…)

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Eat ethically, straight from your doorstep

Back when we lived in Turkey, it was a lot easier to eat well. And by “well,” I mean purchase, prepare, and consume food that was ethically-made and in season. Don’t get me wrong; there was still your standard packaged food and German-borne imports, but on the whole, food was well-made and trustworthy. After we (read more…)

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Speak love

My kids are all under 10. My brain so isn’t in the older kids phase—in fact, many times I still feel like an older kid. But my friend Annie? She’s around young women all the time, and she has a gift. For making me laugh like almost no one else, and also for speaking amazing (read more…)

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Simple but not easy

Our first big fight came five months into marriage. We argued over Christmas presents. Gifts that were meant to express our love and appreciation ignited a verbal assault on one another’s heart. The argument ended with three words: “I hate you.” Married life wasn’t going to be as easy as we thought it would be. (read more…)

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Bread & Wine

It’s time for April’s book o’ the month, one of my favorite features in our new posting rhythm here on the blog. And I couldn’t be more excited about this book if I tried—I wanted to read it the nanosecond I heard about it, and the contents within have completely lived up to my expectations. (read more…)

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