Why I’m being a little more selfish these days 

It had been five weeks since our son was born, and I had a hair appointment with my favorite stylist coming up. I’d made it last December thinking this would be a good way to get myself out of the house. Glancing at the calendar that week, I remember thinking that it seemed rather ambitious toContinue reading “Why I’m being a little more selfish these days “

Snuggles, spit ups and what’s surprised me most about motherhood

I’ve been trying to write this post for weeks. This probably sums up parenthood or at least life with a newborn pretty accurately. You have good intentions: you make plans, get excited about said plans, and then? Baby has other plans. Your plans go out the window. Fixin’ to eat dinner at 6? Think again.Continue reading “Snuggles, spit ups and what’s surprised me most about motherhood”

Speaking out for women’s rights

I wasn’t going to blog this week. What I wrote was more personal, more political than I intend for this space. When I woke up this morning, nine days out from baby’s due date and on day five of fighting a never-ending cough, my first thought was of my dear friends, fellow church members, coworkers and women/men/othersContinue reading “Speaking out for women’s rights”

What I hope to teach my son

In my third trimester of pregnancy, I’ve struggled to sleep through the night. I know this is par for the course, but the experience has been absolutely maddening and exhausting. The silver lining in all of this? 3 a.m. is a really great time to write and tackle random projects and catch up on reading.Continue reading “What I hope to teach my son”

How raising a puppy changed my life

This week my husband and I are celebrating the one-year anniversary of the day we got our beloved pug, Gus. That day, January 4, 2015, will be forever etched in my memory as the day I learned what it felt like to fall in love at first sight. One year ago my husband and IContinue reading “How raising a puppy changed my life”

Why I don’t set New Year’s resolutions

. . . and what I’m doing instead in 2017. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want the next year–2017–to look like for me. Have you been too? Maybe you’ve made a resolution to lose weight or to save or make more money or to get involved in local politics or to start makingContinue reading “Why I don’t set New Year’s resolutions”

Lessons from 30

Today I turn 31. This particular age feels simultaneously foreign and familiar, like a too big, too old-fashioned coat you once bought and thought you’d never wear that now mysteriously fits so you reluctantly just wear it. My husband and I have birthdays a week apart, so he is 31 too. I wrote in his card that 30 had been a rollercoaster yearContinue reading “Lessons from 30”