3 Certain Ways to Ruin Advent

Thanksgiving weekend, my family enthusiastically set out to find our Christmas tree. Minutes after unloading at the idyllic tree farm, a toddler initiated a crying spell that lasted the entire hour we strolled the fields and barn. Meanwhile, another child complained about the cold, a sibling threw a tantrum for more cookies, and another brother... Continue Reading →

To All the Moms Who Need a Break

I just need a break. Do you ever find yourself muttering this under your breath, or pleading this to your husband, lamenting this to a mom friend or yelling this at your unsuspecting children? I just need a break. Maybe, like me, you find yourself getting creative with this statement. I just need a moment... Continue Reading →

3 Confessions of a Novice Blogger

Aubrie and I launched our blog nearly a year ago. Long before we hesitantly advertised this new venture, we spent months preparing. At least two of those months, we texted each other hundreds of potential names for our site before selecting the name suggested on the very first night of brainstorming. We began consulting each... Continue Reading →

The Perception Problem

We live in a perception driven world—from the President of the United States who worries over approval ratings to the student sitting in the classroom who fusses over her Facebook likes—we all worry over the way we are being perceived by others. In fact, we diligently work at crafting a careful persona and often manipulate... Continue Reading →

A Life of Advent

Observing Advent is a relatively new concept for me, but one I’ve come to thoroughly enjoy. This Advent season I’ve been studying the unlikely persons who make up the lineage of Christ (check out Grafted In by Amy Gannet). Many of us are well acquainted with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob the forefathers of the faith.... Continue Reading →

God Hijacked the Wedding

My husband and I had the opportunity to run away for the day to attend the wedding of a dear college friend. I love weddings. I relish the beauty and love that saturate the day. I enjoy watching the couple’s day unfold and reminiscing my own blissful day in which my husband and I melded... Continue Reading →

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