Nothing Like It In This World


You know full well as I do the value of sisters' affections: There is nothing like it in this world. - Charlotte Bronte We didn't plan to have children six years apart. Someone recently told me that when kids are six years apart, their birth order personalities are the same as only … [Continue reading...]

31 Days…ish


After months of sporadic (to put it generously) blogging, I thought just typing the words, "31 Days" would magically flip the switch on my motivation, productivity and general follow-through-ness. That was silly. I was out of town on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday was jam-packed with church, … [Continue reading...]

Lemon + Chicken = Dinner Dinner

15 Delicious Lemon Chicken Recipes

A couple weeks ago it was my turn to take snacks to small group, and Mark requested Jalapeno Popper Dip. He asked so nicely I couldn't very well tell him no - but I did ask him to go to the store to get the ingredients. He brought everything home (including the sour cream that I always think I need … [Continue reading...]

Finding Peace in the Process {Guest Post}


I didn’t dream of being a mom. I just assumed I would eventually have kids. A people-pleasing, first-born child, I was a good student who went to college and never changed my major. I interned and worked as a news reporter – just as my print journalism degree would have me do. I married my … [Continue reading...]

Two Decades Means a Lot of Lemonade


My friend Elizabeth came over to my house after school to curl my hair. My little brother ironed the vest came with my skirt set - the one my mom suffered through a tortuous shopping trip to find. Yes, I was pretty in plaid well before Britney told us to hit her one more time. After a dinner … [Continue reading...]