LIFESTYLE

Nurturing Wholeness | Aging with Grace
Wisdom comes with winters. ––Oscar Wilde I wonder if we are not too eager to erase or avoid the parts of our bodies that reveal we are human, whether stretch marks, surgery scars, or smile
My 2020 Booklist
I realize that like plans of any sort booklists might give you hives. If that’s the case, you won’t hurt my feelings to move along, but I do wonder: how do you keep track of
Five Books for Summer Binge Reading
I purchased an unabridged copy of The Count of Monte Cristo several years ago at a book sale, and it has been shelved in our home ever since, always passed by for something less cumbersome
Arches National Park
Nestled next to Moab, Utah, and only a few hours Southeast of Salt Lake City, Arches National Park is worth the trip even if only for a day stop-over. We drove into Moab in the
How to Use a National Park Pass
There are over 400 national parks in the United States and a variety of ways to enjoy them. Whether you plan to visit all of them or simply select a few bucket-list spots, a national
Playlist | Summer Road Trip
The summer season offers us opportunities, wrapped in sunshine, beyond our normal experience. The blur of passing scapes paired with a good tune creates whimsy and a sense of adventure. Guitar chords. The changing horizon.
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,
Three Tips for Smoother Family Travel
Family travel is such a privilege and gift, and still, the process can be harrowing. As we packed for our current road trip, I realized there are a few habits I have developed over the
Six Family-Favorite Recipe Books
Meals can be like writing for me at times––I have plenty of ideas and inspiration until I sit down to write them out. I’ve found the same has been true for my children in their