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I Gave up Shopping for a Year

I gave up shopping for a year. A year! I wasn’t in credit card debt. I wasn’t joining in on a new budgeting bandwagon. I wasn’t taking a stand against consumerism. read more


The One To-Do List You Cannot Live Without

My husband is on paternity leave, and I don't know how I'd do this without him, how anyone does. This two to three -- suddenly we don't have laps enough, suddenly, my arms are not long enough, suddenly, a baby is weeping, and so are my sons and I am too. read more

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Paying Attention to Summer

Wait, it’s summer already? That came up fast. I’m certainly not ready. I haven’t made plans to take advantage of the special warmer days and longer nights. We’ll be talking about summer all month on the blog in ways we hope inspire you and let you know that we’re all in it together. read more


How to Ask for Help

There was a pride in not asking for help. I conquered the world on my own. But it is lonely there in the independent, conquer-the-world-on-my-own way of living. I am a big believer in being a strong and independent woman, but I have learned the value in needing our friends and family. read more


My Pact to Become Good at Failure

Sometimes I feel like a total failure as a mom. To be honest it doesn’t take much to convince myself I am letting the entire world down because of my failures both big and small. And it doesn’t just apply to mothering. I can tell you in great detail what I haven’t done and where I’m failing. read more