How to use a marriage journal

As a writer I've always utilized journal writing as a tool. I've tried a lot of different tools and methods of journaling, and each provides their own benefit. That's why I wanted to share about a tool I use in my marriage. My husband and I have been a couple since 1997. It's amazing to … Continue reading How to use a marriage journal

Love Changes Everything

Last week I found myself struggling in two of my relationships. I was taking things personally. I had failed to set boundaries, and found myself feeling unheard and unseen. After a frustrating and unproductive exchange of text messages, I muted my phone and tried to reset my energy. But as I prepared dinner for my … Continue reading Love Changes Everything

Time-management tips I use to build my blog while being a full-time parent

When I first started blogging, I researched a lot of experts about workflow and time management. I certainly appreciate all of the information that is freely offered online, but after trying to implement so much feedback, I felt overwhelmed and frustrated. I was trying to fit myself into a formula that didn't work for me. … Continue reading Time-management tips I use to build my blog while being a full-time parent

6 children’s books about ecology

I intended to post this blog around Earth Day, but my mom life got in the way and I wasn't able to hit that deadline. I thought that I should scrap it altogether, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that there was no reason to. We can take actions everyday … Continue reading 6 children’s books about ecology

Love the one you’re with

I hovered behind my mom in the kitchen as she made dinner. The fish sticks went in to the built-in oven, and when my mom turned around, she almost bumped in to me. She sighed, “What is it, sweetie?” “I have a serious question.” I was 13, and in these moments, my mom responded with … Continue reading Love the one you’re with

What does My Circle Game mean?

When I started blogging 7 years ago, it was a casual outlet. I primarily used my blog as a place to document my experiences and basically get my feelings out in writing. Only a few people saw my work. I mostly shared it with family and friends, and even though I had a small audience, … Continue reading What does My Circle Game mean?

Going the extra mile with David Sedaris

My husband surprised me last week with a ticket to see one of my favorite authors, David Sedaris. He was coming to our city as part of the DMA Arts & Letters live series, and he was also doing a book signing. I’ve been a big fan of David Sedaris’ work since around 2004, when … Continue reading Going the extra mile with David Sedaris

How selling our home taught us about community

In early spring of 2016, we made the decision to sell our home, move across the metroplex and go back to being renters instead of homeowners. It was not a decision that seemed logical to our family and friends. We lived in a suburban neighborhood near my husband’s job, and by all appearances our life … Continue reading How selling our home taught us about community

My Favorite Online Parenting Resources

One of my motivations for starting a blog about spiritual parenting is my desire to create a “village” the best way I know how. Let’s face it – parenting is a really hard job! It’s the most rewarding, fulfilling, and blessed opportunity, but it doesn’t come with an instruction manual and sometimes it can feel … Continue reading My Favorite Online Parenting Resources

This Morning I Woke

I am excited to share that I've published a small chapbook of poetry. This is something I've been wanting to do for a long time, and while I do have another children's book on the horizon soon, I felt this little book calling to me so I created it. It feels exciting and scary to … Continue reading This Morning I Woke