We get the key on Saturday

new key

Sometimes it's the small things that feel so huge. Saturday morning our family will be getting the key to our new home. Just a bit of metal that can fit in the palm of your hand...and it will be life-changing. To say we are excited is a massive understatement. To say we are prepared to move ...

Love Yourself First: a Hallmark love story & giveaway

PutYourHearttoPaper

This post represents a compensated editorial partnership with Hallmark. All content and opinions are mine. For years I was on the sidelines of love. I watched the hearts of others as they collided, merged, becoming larger and newly formed. It’s a beautiful thing to see a love story unfold. For whatever reason I was terrified to live and ...

Purging & Packing

packing and purging

I have discovered that I have an amazing talent: when it comes to burying one's head in the sand I am a champion. Of course you would think that I would have thrown myself into the art of purging and packing with gusto. Anything that gets us closer to the epic long goal of actually ...

What kind of school would a garbage truck driver go to?

child doctor

On one of our more recent trips to the Philly Please Touch Museum W became incredibly involved with the hospital section. The museum is fantastically divided into many different kinds of worlds. We've been to the museum many times and on different visits he typically gravitates towards the construction site section. He has spent entire ...

The advice no one gives you about online dating

online dating

On a complete and total whim I set up an online dating profile Friday afternoon. I haven't even told my mom I did this. She is finding out from this blog because I am weirdly embarrassed to say anything out loud about dating. In the past I have joked about how easy it was to navigate ...

The one where I tell you about a book I read

reading a book

I eased my way into 2015 the way one might ease into an overly hot bath. I knew it would be more comfortable if I waited to let the waters cool, but waiting wasn't going to happen. Instead I planted my feet in the hot water and let the rest of me catch up. Hello ...