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10 Things I’d Tell My 20-Something Self

If I could have a conversation with myself ten years ago, this is what I’d say. 1. Following fashion trends is overrated You’ll think those flared jeans are dorky in five years anyway. Stick to the classics, have some fun with your wardrobe, and don’t worry as much about keeping up with the fads. Save…… Continue reading 10 Things I’d Tell My 20-Something Self

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5 Good Reads for Holy Week

Looking for some food for thought this Holy Week? Check out these five good reads. (And don’t look now, but these are all written by women. Brilliant, theologically minded women. Pretty sure Jesus is smiling about that one.) Fleming Rutledge’s “Redeemed by Death and Resurrection,” an excerpt from her book, The Crucifixion. “A declaration of amnesty…… Continue reading 5 Good Reads for Holy Week

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10 Ways to Enter Into Holy Week

Holy Week’s a-comin’, friends. After basically missing the whole shebang last year due to a case of extremely overdue pregnant-itis, I’m stoked for this year. Holy Week, the high point in the church year that begins with Palm Sunday (April 9, this year) and ends on Easter Sunday (April 16), is the best.  If the church had a Super…… Continue reading 10 Ways to Enter Into Holy Week

Family life · Lists · mommy gifs

Why Daylight Savings Time is Every Parent’s Nightmare

Daylight Savings Time surprises me biannually with its awfulness. Pre-kid, DST is annoying. You have an extra cup of coffee or try to go to bed a little earlier. Post-kid? DST is the kind of thing for which Dante needs to invent another circle of H-E-double-hockey-sticks in his Inferno. If you, like me, are muttering…… Continue reading Why Daylight Savings Time is Every Parent’s Nightmare

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10 Times Sesame Street Perfectly Described Life as a 30-Something

Random stranger: “Yeah, you should have that mole checked out.” Isn’t getting older awesome?   2. When you realize that the super odd kid from your high school went to Harvard Law, has published three books, started an African NGO, and is running for Congress. Oh YEAH? Well, I… ate a kale salad today instead of…… Continue reading 10 Times Sesame Street Perfectly Described Life as a 30-Something

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10 Ways Raising Kids is Basically Science Fiction

Living with tiny humans is not unlike Star Trek… 1. When you suddenly realize it’s waaaaaay too quiet Oh no, oh no, oh no oh no oh no. Please, PLEASE tell me they didn’t discover my hidden lipstick stash. Welcome to the foreign planet that is now your living room.   2. When you try to…… Continue reading 10 Ways Raising Kids is Basically Science Fiction

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10 Reactions Parents of Young Kids Will Understand

1. When you can’t EVER let your guard down around glasses or silverware  Our baby has a reach of like eight feet if he sees something sharp, breakable, or shiny. Go-go-Gadget ARMS!   2. When your close friend who gave you a hard time for being a nap stickler has a baby of her own and texts you, “Oh…… Continue reading 10 Reactions Parents of Young Kids Will Understand

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10 Gifs That Sum Up Parenting a Preschooler

How can a person be so grown-up and yet so frustratingly not all at the same time? Raise your hand if you’ve said things like these and gotten similar reactions from your 2-5 year old… 🙋🙋🙋 1. “You have to put on a jacket.” 2. “No dessert unless you take one bite of everything.” 3. “Be nice to Aunt Mabel.…… Continue reading 10 Gifs That Sum Up Parenting a Preschooler