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Latest Podcasts

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Lighten Up #118: Shawn Smucker

Today I’m talking with novelist Shawn Smucker in our series “lighten up about pop culture,” about the books that have …
Podcast

Lighten Up #117: Sarah Bragg

Today I’m kicking off a new series with my good friend Sarah Bragg, “lighten up about pop culture.” To introduce …
Podcast

Lighten Up #116: Kelly Minter

Today I’m talking with Kelly Minter, Bible teacher and author of the beautiful new cookbook, A Place at the Table. …
Podcast

Lighten Up #115: Polly Conner

Today I’m talking with Polly Conner, who is half of the team of wizards over at Thriving Home. Polly and …
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Lighten Up #114: Chantel Adams

I’m talking with my good friend Chantel Adams about practicing hospitality to our families. Chantel has four kids, some who …

Latest Essays

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Coffee+Crumbs: Worn

“UGH,” I blurted, disgusted with my whole life or maybe just this kitchen chair with the worn grooves from the …
Blog, Relationships

Coffee+Crumbs: I Love You, but If You Leave Your Plate in the Sink Again I Will Shiv You in Your Sleep

“You should smile more,” my husband, Alex, said. My inner feminist reared up. How dare you, I thought. Next you’re …
Blog

Coffee+Crumbs: Work Hard, Play Hard

“Don’t touch my LEGOs!” I want to tell you my kid yelled that, but it was me. I’m the stingy …
Blog, General

Coffee+Crumbs: The Accidental Jogger

I went for a light jog and accidentally ended up in a 15K race, which I discovered when a group …
Blog, General

Coffee+Crumbs: Labored Breathing

Ooo-ooo-EEE, ooo-ooo-EEE. In a nondescript office building adjacent to the hospital, I remember learning Lamaze breathing in my prenatal class. …