2019 Word of the Year

2019 Word of the Year

Most busy women who are scrambling to fulfill all the roles in their lives aren’t looking for more pressure. They don’t want anyone telling them to run faster and jump higher. And they sure don’t need one more thing to make them feel like they’re not enough. “New Years Resolutions” can feel like another expectation…

Handy Holiday Recipe List

Handy Holiday Recipe List

Confession: My recipe cabinet is only semi-organized. The cookbooks stand in a row and there’s a notebook with old cooking magazines inside, but not one of the recipes is computerized or tagged. Random recipes written on loose cards or notes and torn-out magazine pages are stored in a big zip-loc bag. That’s the extent of…

These Small Hours: Living Intentionally During the Holidays

These Small Hours: Living Intentionally During the Holidays

‘Tis the season for extra baking, shopping, wrapping, decorating and entertaining.  Starting with the Thanksgiving holiday and ending with New Year’s, the addition of extra activities on top of our regularly scheduled lives can get pretty stressful. Don’t get me wrong—I’m definitely in favor of doing the “extras.”  Holidays mark the passing of the year. …

Family Christmas Calendar

Family Christmas Calendar

I love Christmas. Something about the hope and the sparkle and the magic, as well as the foundational meaning, touched my heart as a lonely little girl with a broken family life—and it never left me. Even though the holidays have created additional work and stress as our family has grown (and grown), the good…