I am worthy

I am worthy

When I started creating the writing prompts for my first Gadanke journal, I was so excited. My grandma had inspired me to help women capture their stories as we quickly scrambled to record everything she could remember when she was about 90. She had a zip-top bag of old letters she exchanged with college friends (read more…)

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Same same, but different

In Thailand, there’s a touristy shirt we’d see at all the cheap market booths. On the front, it says, “Same Same.” On the back, it says, “Different.” Yeah, I don’t really get it either, except for this general meaning—comparing two things can equally be the same and different. Chocolate and vanilla ice cream—the same in (read more…)

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Poem: Book Learning

I‘ve always loved reading. For as long as I can remember, I have turned to books for entertainment and comfort — and also for information and wisdom. So when I was pregnant with my daughter, Lucy (and even more so after she was born), I naturally devoured any book on pregnancy or childcare I could (read more…)

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Weekend links

Hide and seek :: Slow Your Home Staying connected as a family when family time is limited :: Fried Okra An overabundance of opinions: the case for climbing down from the social media soapbox :: The Happiest Home If you haven’t yet, go take our super-short, super-fun, super-make-your-weekend reader survey! “Besides the noble art of (read more…)

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My love language is food

My husband and I recently met some new friends. We immediately felt a warmth and connection, a desire to know them more. We’ve been doing this friendship thing for almost 23 years now, forming new bonds with other people, together as a couple. “Going there”—exposing ourselves, becoming vulnerable and known. We all want to be (read more…)

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