Made to Heal

I have a smiley face on my belly.  Two eyes, one over each ovary, a nose in my belly button, …

It’s Okay to Dangle

It’s okay to dangle. Sitting in church this morning, surrounded by lives and living dreams and unrealized plans, people going …

Birds on a Funky Beach

K knows very little English, except in one category.  Yep.  Swear words.  Epic swear words.  She and Elliott have been …

Vomit Soup

I heard that Latvians like potatoes.  I thought to myself, I will throw a yummy potato soup in the crockpot …

A Slave-Free Christmas

While sprinting through the self-checkout at Kroger the other day, I noticed a Christmas display sporting Christmas dishes, Christmas tinsel, …

Unexpected Daughter

BY DAWN SULLIVAN — The unexpected can do two things.  It can smack you on your… well… face.  Or it …

#firstworldproblem

Every day on Twitter, someone posts something that ends with #firstworldproblem.  For instance: Starbucks put whipped cream on my pumpkin …

Closoffice

In an effort to carve out a little me-space in the house, Alex and I got rid of a ton …

Steaming Poo Between my Toes

Do you ever have those mornings when you just can’t quite hold back the frustration?  No?  Just me then?  When …

Green-Eyed Mom-Monster

Like most 2-year-olds, Evie’s favorite trending word is “MINE.”  She’s going to make a terrific basketball player someday, because if …

Mochachino?

I’m not a very organized mother.  I’m not clean.  I was screened upside down, front, back, sideways, and all around …