“So, how’s the writing going?” my friend asked over lunch. “I’m working on my novel,” I sighed. “More like getting back to it, I guess. I’m about 2/3rds there. I hit a rough patch but just need to get back to it.” My voice lacked the enthusiasm you might expect from...
Thanksgiving Shopping List: Turkey Dinner RollsPotatoesGreen beansPears Pears? Not on my list this year, but they might be on Jeannie Gaffigan’s, as she gathers round the table with husband Jim, their 5 children, and the family and funny people who helped her heal. In...
Social media has exposed our country’s injustices in ways that previous news channels did not. The racism was there all along—we’re just seeing it plainly now. This upheaval calls us to revisit our assumptions about our systems, and each other.
We plan and make lists and think we control the outcome the whole time. And yet, the answers come when we surrender to what comes our way.
Our challenge and charge as mothers is to nurture our children into capable, confident adults who live with integrity. Unfortunately, that formation includes painful experiences.
They were born to us, and through us, but not to be us. There are parts of your daughter that will remain mysteries to you, just as there are parts of us that our own mothers will never know.
A quick list of things to bring you inspiration and warmth as the holiday season begins.
From the first notes of Amy Grant’s new Christmas music CD, Tennessee Christmas, it feels so cozy.
I tried to sit with the space, and not rush into the next thing, to try and see where life was leading me. I discovered I could downshift for a while.