Not all those who wander are lost…

“Maybe life doesn’t get any better than this, or any worse, and what we get is just what we’re willing to find: small wonders, where they grow.”

-Barbara Kingsolver


  • Don’t Tell Me I’m Free

    Don’t Tell Me I’m Free

    Don’t tell me I’m free As time spins reverse And just being a woman Feels like a curse Don’t tell me I’m free When I have fewer rights Than generations before Who put up brave fights Don’t tell me I’m free When my body’s in chains And my soul is on fire And you’re fanning […]

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  • What I Learn From My Daughter’s Righteous Rage

    What I Learn From My Daughter’s Righteous Rage

    My daughter flails on the floor, screaming and crying. Her sister took the toy she wanted to play with and I won’t let her watch a show. She’s been like this for an hour, a fiery fury bursting from within. And with every attempt to soothe or distract or speak logic to her, she responds […]

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  • What Makes a Great Father

    What Makes a Great Father

    As we were wrapping up our trip to the lake this week, running back and forth to the house trying to pack, but also trying to pack in every last bit of fun, my foot landed on an unfortunate clover, and an even less fortunate bee, who let me know in no uncertain terms that […]

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  • Top 5 Reasons to Go Camping With Kids

    Top 5 Reasons to Go Camping With Kids

    We arrived home Sunday afternoon and dragged ourselves across the threshold of our air-conditioned house. We were dirty and sweaty and exhausted. But we were also content and connected and a little more appreciative. Because we had just spent the last two days camping as a family. I’m not going to spin a fairy tale […]

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  • These Wee Small Years

    These Wee Small Years

    My feet ran through the thick grass, looking for a place to find cover.  “Eighteen, nineteen, twenty. Ready or not, here I come!” I heard my oldest daughter call out. As I dove behind a short cypress around the side of the house, I was startled by a flash of red darting from the tree. […]

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  • Like A Good Neighbor

    Like A Good Neighbor

    Earlier this week, after a restless night up with a teething toddler, after waking at 5:00 am to feed the toddler, again, and get in a run before the rest of the house awoke, after making breakfast for everyone and cleaning up, after homeschooling my older two while trying to keep the youngest from climbing […]

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