We Write Our Ideas on the Earth: Reflecting on 2016

We sat around the table for brunch, pulling apart steaming pieces of gooey cinnamon buns. Land of Nod is a holiday tradition and sometimes a birthday tradition in our family and this year we even did it on Valentine’s Day. As we shared our three highlights from 2016, all five of us said, Mexico. Spending time […]

Remedies for a Weary Soul

There was that time when Scott and I wired a substantial chunk of money to a friend overseas we thought was in desperate need. It ended up being a scam—something my friend did not know about. We felt betrayed. We felt like fools. There was shame and shock. I remember how we sank into the […]

A Love Letter to my {broken} Body

A little background to this Love Letter: On Saturday, we launched a synchroblog on SheLoves magazine: A Love Letter to my Body and Megan Gahan led us in her beautiful letter to her own body. It was a first for us on SheLoves and Claire, our Wellness Editor, and I were a little nervous, just […]

I Have Wrinkles, Hear Me Roar

My eldest-with-an-attitude walked out of the room on Saturday morning, saying, “Mommy, I just saw something on TV that you need.” Yes? My curiosity piqued, while rallying them to get ready for early morning swimming lessons. “It’s for someone who has wrinkles and, Mommy, you have lots of wrinkles.” There was a moment’s reflection–a choice: […]

Friendship As Liberation

“We cannot say that in the process of revolution someone liberates someone else, nor yet that someone liberates him or herself, but rather that people in communion liberate each other.” –Paulo Freire, Communion as Liberation (via Inward/Outward) We were sitting around the dinner table in Bujumbura. At the Marquee, an outdoor restaurant which reminds of a treehouse, with […]