December 19, 2019

A Quick Guide to Making Work More Enjoyable

Choosing to simplify at home can feel like a daunting task a first, but once you begin, you notice the positive effects that seem to ripple through every area of your life. The one place that can be a bit more challenging, however, is work. We often have very different expectations and constraints in our […]

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November 5, 2019

What Mothering Taught Me About Adventure

Adventure—the word may just be my favorite in the entire English language. When I hear it, my whole body lights up with excitement. My mind is flooded with the most wonderful images- road trips, beautiful vistas, unknown bends in the trail, delicious food, and the sense that everything around me is new and pulsating with […]

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October 24, 2019

Helpful Tips to Simplify Your Weekend

Weekends. They have quite the allure, don’t they? Thanks to the standard American work week, weekends have become the window of time in which we place all of our hopes and expectations for not only recreation, but relaxation, quality time with family, and dare I say it, self-actualization through the completion of various projects. Whether […]

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September 10, 2019

Five Ways to Reduce the “Have To’s” In Your Life

Death and taxes. Growing up, I remember hearing adults say that those were the only two things you couldn’t get out of. And as unpleasant as death and taxes are, in a way the statement gave me a sense of freedom. Yes, death and taxes are inescapable, but the rest? Totally up to me! I […]

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August 27, 2019

Choosing Must over Should

Do you live in the land of should? It’s a hazy place, where nothing is clear except your obligations. You never feel quite settled about your next right action, as you are constantly directing your attention to the next need that presents itself. It has not occurred to you that asking yourself what you want […]

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December 11, 2018

Mothering and Fathering: Learning How to Parent as a Team

I know that I don’t often talk about my husband on the podcast or on social media. He mentioned it to me the other day, that most of my posts are of me and the kids, and I hadn’t thought of it but he is right. Obviously I am writing to and connecting with other […]

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August 29, 2018

How to Honor Your Season as a Mother

When I was a mother to two children under age three and I saw school-age moms walking by, my primary emotion was intense jealousy. They always looked so much more well-rested, so much more put together, like they were doing a better job at momming than I ever would. Their children weren’t hanging on them, […]

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February 21, 2018

Calling It Good.

Last week we had an epic (for the South) snowstorm here in Nashville, with the kids off the duration of the week.  The whole experience had me thinking a great deal about time. Not in the philosophical sense, but in the practical, every day, moment-to-moment ways that we spend it, plan for it, and place […]

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November 6, 2017

Grace’s Table: Finding Hope Together

In the middle of the night several years ago while I was nursing my newborn daughter, I had a thought hit me like a ton of bricks. It happened to be one of those marathon nights when sleep had eluded me, thanks to my growing and very hungry little girl. I had to work the […]

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