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Circa 1980 something

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Everyone has a story.

The Roar

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Hi old friend. I’ve neglected to write for some time now for quite a few reasons. But what a relief to be back.

On Being Hidden

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I was leaving church one day and a woman stopped me. A woman who I had been in a community group with, a few years’ prior, and she spoke to me for the first time in two years. I had thought, perhaps, that maybe I’d done something to offend her because the few times that […]

Humble Roots

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Have you ever had your curiosity peaked about something and you couldn’t, for the life of you, figure out why? That happened to me, this past Spring, when I bumped into a local farmer at one of our town’s Farmer’s Markets. There are lots of local farmers around here. And lots of them grow and […]

pray for the universe.

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at night, just before my littles lay their heads down to slumber, we pile into my bed. a big fluffy white comforter and soft sheets cover us as my littlest tucks herself close to my side and my oldest asks for her back rubbed. the iPad flips on and we listen to worship music. most nights […]

liberating little girls

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i was at an event, recently, while i overheard a father say about his 13 month old, “eat it now, you won’t want people seeing you like that when you’re 16.” he said that, to her, about her, in front of friends and family, while this big brown-eyed toddler shoveled in a delicious piece of […]

what if we stopped being afraid of…

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Parents, what if we stopped being afraid of…

Homemade Ice Cream Kind of Life

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It seems like, these days, I rarely have the radio on in my car. I mostly tune in to some sort of streaming music through my phone, just to avoid commercials. But the other day, for some reason, I had the radio on as I drove to one of our local beaches. The commercials didn’t […]

you look fat

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isn’t that title uncomfortable? i want to tell you about uncomfortable. uncomfortable is being a little girl, a pre-teen, a teenager, a woman, and feeling ugly. feeling fat. feeling unwanted. now granted, those are likely just feelings. and while they may be totally inaccurate, they mean something to the person feeling them. and because i’m […]

Love landed in a coffee shop

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did you know that stress can so affect your cortisol levels that no matter how much you exercise, you’ll keep fat on your body? or did you know that your adrenal glands can get so tired, so pooped, so fatigued, so gosh darn worn out from stress, that your body can get sick? did you […]