For the Love of Five

Every once in a while, a book generates a lot of buzz. People start buying it, reading it, talking about it. In some cases, their lives are altered by the message it delivers. For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker is one of those books. It releases Tuesday, August 18. I have the privilege of serving on the launch team. For months, a group of 500 women [Read more...]

Five Smiles

In the rock and roll of a mama’s day, it is easy to forget to smile. From crying babies in the night to mouthy tweens in the afternoon, mothering is rough and tough. Because I knew this space waited for me to write about smiling this week, I paid attention to things that made me smile. I have an observation about a mama’s smile: It’s not that I forget to smile; I forget that I [Read more...]

5 Favorite Podcasts

I like to do at least 2 things at once. It’s a sickness. I am aware. I fold and iron laundry while watching Downton. I call out multiplication facts while I cook dinner. I read a book on the elliptical (but not the treadmillĀ because I’m graceful like that). I flip through magazines while I dry my hair (thank you, Jessica Turner!). For folks like me, the podcast is [Read more...]