Our crazy little rental house

If you’re visiting from Ann Voskamp’s place today – welcome. I’m a mom of three kids and me and my good man make our home under the cherry blossoms just outside of Washington, D.C. But my heart is buried under a Jacaranda tree in Pretoria, South Africa. I write here about life lived in between […]

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This is the longest we’ve ever lived in one place. Its been five years. After moving every two it was hard to get used to the idea of being settled-ish. And I’ve had a complicated relationship with our rental house. I’ve talked about it quite a bit over the last five years. How we have […]

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If you’re visiting from Ann’s place today – welcome. I think that trying to survive motherhood while under the impression that other mothers somehow have it all together is dreadfully discouraging. So on this blog I do my best not to dress up motherhood. I try to tell it straight. Like what we want our daughters […]

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We all have them, right? Those things around the house – those chores, those foibles, those weird little nooks and crannies that we would really rather avoid. Would rather put our feet up on the furniture, lick the brownie bowl and pretend we don’t see. Or hope the hubs sees and is moved to pity. […]

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I work from a desk in the corner of our kids’ small playroom. Full time. Usually more. For two years now. Managing social media {and the website (in)courage} for DaySpring, the Christian subsidiary of Hallmark. It’s the most rewarding job I’ve ever had. Right now there is a baby girl at my feet playing an […]

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UPDATED: This contest is now closed. The randomly selected winner of the might Oreck and his sidekick hand held vac is commenter number 366 – Michelle Small! Congrats, Michelle and thanks everyone else who entered. We have a Cheerios problem at our house. Also a dirt-tracked-in-from-the-muddy-backyard problem. There’s a sandbox-sand problem on the deck and […]

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