Girlfriends

For the last few years it has become tradition for our family to spend Easter weekend in PA with Jon and Christie Purifoy at their farmhouse called Maplehurst. They’re friends who’ve known us the longest — since the days when none of us had kids yet. Every year they host a neighborhood wide, 2000+ Easter […]

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Sunday afternoons are messy at our house. And I like them that way. (If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably noticed). We’ve usually let the weekend play around us with all its Legos and dolls and light sabers and blanket forts and left over pizza. We’ve let the dishes pile up and a pile […]

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Sometimes I all too aware that conversations can go like this: Friend: Gah, I’m so sad today. I feel stupid and dumb at my job and there’s this weird nagging loneliness I can’t seem to shake. Me: (internally thinking: Oh man, I know EXACTLY how that feels – this week has been the WORST. Just […]

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I’ve been the community manager at (in)courage now for five years. That means five years of working with and for and alongside women. Writing about women, reading about women, talking to women, in small groups of women, and for large groups of women. I don’t think I could possibly overstate how much I love women. […]

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They asked me to speak at our church’s monthly women’s breakfast. I had no idea what to say or where to begin. All I could think of is my long list of things I get wrong. On repeat. I’m not afraid of this list. I’m not embarrassed by it. I don’t feel the need to […]

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The older I get the more I think about friendship. I’m sitting across a cup of tea in Christie’s 100 year old farm house when I tell her, “I didn’t realize how lonely I was last year.”  She’s known me since the days I swore I’d never be interested in being anyone’s mother. And this […]

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