2018: Let’s Get Together…

Hello everyone! Can you believe it is almost time for a new year?! 2017 was rough in so many ways for so many people, but there was a lot of good in there too. As 2018 approaches, I’ve been brainstorming what the focus of my blog will be for the year of “E”s. This series of “announcement” posts will be short and sweet so we can all have a little extra time in the final countdown to Christmas and New Year’s… So here’s the first one: Continue reading

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The Cupcake Theory of Love

I have been surprisingly exhausted all week… plus, it’s that time of year (Lent) where I do some more personal journaling about sin, prayer, etc. all sorts of things that don’t usually end up online but are really good for me. Those things combined have led to a dearth of posts this week, but in honor of Valentine’s Day and the fact that in several previous posts I’ve alluded to this, I wanted to write a little something on the Cupcake Theory of Love Continue reading

Parenting questions that haunt me at night…

I remember getting a few strange responses when I started announcing my pregnancy to friends and family. In amongst the congratulations I had people ask me the following questions (could not make this up if I tried): Continue reading

You Can’t Fake a Deep Breath

In an earlier blog post, I mentioned Kristin Linklater’s awesome quote on how holding your breath makes part of you absent. I think that observation is one of the intimidating things about activities that make you take deep breaths and truly be present- acting, yoga, birth, prayer, rest (not just sleeping but sabbath day take a break or a vacation conscious rest…). All of these activities make me recognize my own humanity, my frailty, my imperfections. Continue reading