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Play: The Other Side of Rest (my OneWord for 2012)

When I chose “Rest” for my OneWord resolution for 2012, I knew I needed help. When I’d even think of

Guaranteed to let you down

Tick, tick, tick. That was me yesterday, competent and confident in my productivity, sure of my accomplishments, article written, revisions

Ordinary Courage

“Ordinary courage is about putting our vulnerability on the line.” -Brene Brown It’s hearing those biting words come out of

Missing My Dad (Memorial Day edition)

It’s been more than 11 long years since my dad’s been gone. It’s still amazing that so much life can

Where Security Lies

Sometimes, I get too comfortable. Thanks to a couple long-term contracts and regular monthly work, my freelance writing income is

She learned that from me

She — the girl closer than my skin, the one I love as deep as an ocean and higher than

{Honestly} Adoption is Amazing

The theme of this blog and my writing in general is being honest about the struggle of adoption, of mothering,


“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world

The Sun Found Its Way

photo by Ian Sane   How many mornings have I been here In this spot, writing out my heart and

Seeing and Being Seen: Learning Marriage After Nearly 14 Years

When he is gone, everything is louder. I go into survival mode and the baby can’t stop running to the