Please don't take it personally, van, that I traded you in.
When you think of the future, what are people wearing? (Hint: not jeans.) *post for Dallas Moms Blog*
We just got back from our first family trip to Walt Disney World, where the term "vacation" is used loosely, just like the phrases "small crowd" or "not too long of a line" or "reasonable price" are there. We had a great time, and largely because of one little secret: we set our expectations fairly … Continue reading Keep it in check, Cinderella
I'm holding a small secret, like a smooth stone in my hand, and I want to show you. Just for a second. But you gotta promise not to go shouting about it. Be cool, OK? Here goes - you know how everyone seems crazy divided and upset about politics right now? Like you either have to (A) ignore … Continue reading Politics: Whispers beneath the yelling
Do you ever get so overwhelmed with the suffering and problems of the world you don't even want to think about them? Yeah, me neither. Just kidding. ME ALL THE TIME. Oh guys, my heart aches for so much in this broken, messy world. There is so much to say about hunger, poverty, discrimination, injustice, etc., … Continue reading When the world needs so much saving you can’t move
I wore mismatched socks to church last week. The rest of the fam was already in the car, and you know if the four-year-old is already buckled in his carseat then YOU are the holdup. So I grabbed my boots and two socks from our perpetually-snowballing clean sock basket and ran to the car. Turned out one … Continue reading Martina was right, do it anyway
Well, it's been a heck of a week and I'm done. I mean, it hasn't been terrible, but my threshold for being done with a week is admirably low. Even with home stuff, it's nice to have a break from your own version of minivan-uber, avoiding the laundry's judgy gaze, and crushing your children's dreams about their Jump … Continue reading A 7-yr-old’s hymn for the weekend