FAMILY

Small Acts of Generosity
Practicing generosity is a core value Mark and I have long held in our home and encouraged in our children. There are many small daily ways we encourage generosity with others–making eye contact or pausing
Life Lately | Numbering the Days
There is an ancient story in the New Testament where Jesus takes two fish and five loaves and feeds thousands. I find parenting to be that sort of miracle, whereby we offer what little we
On Stillness
“Hurry is not just a disordered schedule. Hurry is a disordered heart.” ––John Ortberg Sometimes I find myself chasing tasks when what is needed is stillness. This stage of parenting has seemed busier than ever,
Reader’s Choice | An Audiobook List
There are a million and two reasons to keep your phone tucked away and out of reach during the day, but an audiobook is not one of them. Like many of you, we listen to
DIY Flower Bouquet for Mother’s Day
Flowers are one of my favorite ways to infuse life and beauty into our home. While I hope to grow a picking garden of my own some day, more practically in this part of life,
When Motherhood Breaks Your Heart
Last week, in the small space between the kitchen stove and the wood countertops, one of my children felt unloved. *He told me I had a soft-spot for the other three children and not for
Date Night at Home | A Charcuterie Board
Some of my favorite dates with Mark have been fairly simple ones at home. In the years when our children were really young or our budget really tight, an intentional evening at home together after
A Small Encouragement for Motherhood
There were so many years where our home lives and learning looked more concrete—seeing, listening, doing. I worried: Am I doing enough, will they have enough? Have we made the right choices in their education? In
A Mother, A Visionary
We mothers wear a lot of hats, and it’s no wonder that we quickly lean into multi-tasking. Sweeping a floor while taking a business call or scheduling a play date. Wiping down the bathroom counter