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Messy Spirituality

My spiritual life was simple for a long time. Routine, even. I believed what I had been taught, but not just because someone told me these things were true.

motherhood Parenting

9 — We’ll Get Through It

About six months ago, I heard that 9 is a scary age for parents. I've heard it's full [...]

motherhood Toddlers

H.A.L.T. and Chill, Dude

Like any good 2-year-old, Rex can be moody. Most of the time, he's an absolute delight, but when [...]

Deep Thoughts

We’ve Seen This Before

"Learn English! Or go back to where you came from!" I couldn't believe my ears. A woman in [...]

motherhood

Croup for the Win — The Mom Reset I Didn’t Know I Needed

It began with a bark. A familiar bark. And we just knew. For some reason, 2-year-old Rex is like [...]

The Birthday That Was the Icing on the Cake

This essay is part of an 8-minute memoir challenge hosted by Ann Dee Ellis.Day 8: Birthdays------------------------------------------------------Birthdays are a big [...]

8-Minute Memoir: The Things Left Unfinished

But I've learned something from being forced to leave things unfinished. I've learned that priorities can shift. Tastes can change. The methods of living and occupying and existing can be altered.

8-Minute Memoir Family

8-Minute Memoir: Monopoly Destroys Families

This essay is part of an 8-minute memoir challenge hosted by Ann Dee Ellis. Day 6: Games. Board games. [...]

8-Minute Memoir Marriage

8-Minute Memoir: A Token of Twitterpation

This essay is part of an 8-minute memoir challenge hosted by Ann Dee Ellis. Day 5: Write about something [...]

What’s in a Name?

Ann Dee Ellis has been hosting an 8-minute memoir challenge for the past little while. She gives a topic, [...]

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