A Story To Tell {Of Deepening Lines}

Micah snuggles into my neck, leaving a sticky residue of pureed bananas and crumbling graham crackers on my tired shoulder. His chubby fingers intertwine themselves in my hair, and he giggles at the sensation. Abby twirls in her latest costume get-up, talking non-stop with every waking breathe. Talking and talking back. Smiling sweetly and stomping... Continue Reading →


Dear Abby {At Almost 2.5 Years Old}

My Dearest Girl, These letters are getting fewer and further between, but my moments with you grow more vibrant. More alive. More complex as your imagination and creativity soar. One of your favorite activities right now is to "float away" in a cardboard box. After emptying it of all its contents, you fill the "boat"... Continue Reading →

Exquisite Vulnerability {Stepping Back Into A New Season}

"Exquisite vulnerability," states Brene Brown in her book Daring Greatly. Exquisite. Vulnerability. My heart catches at that phrase, those words, this season, these emotions, that baby-turned-child, this heart of mine, the sound of the chimes outside my window. Who chooses to describe vulnerability as exquisite? To describe as beautiful and brave the process of baring... Continue Reading →

I Survived Parent/Teacher Conferences

Sipping decaf Donut House coffee out of a large, comforting mug, I am recounting some of the highlights of my parent/teacher conference experience with my family. They chuckle as they picture my description of me marching around the conference rooms, stretching out my "gluteus maximus." "I just don't care what image I portray anymore," I admit.... Continue Reading →

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