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How small talk can form lasting relationships

  For those of us who dread chit chat about the details of potty training. For those of us who cannot handle discussing ...


Hospitality and the Secret Power of Weakness

I'm taking a break from my Not Writing Anything and sharing on Grace Table a little nugget of what I've been learning and thinking ...


On Feeding Imperfectly: Hard-earned Hospitality and Motherhood

Two posts in one week! I know, right? Today I'm over at GraceTable sharing about my long-journey into the kitchen and how--though I ...


You, me, and Leigh: What living with my single friend has taught me (and my family) about friendship and unexpected blessings.

    This is my friend, Leigh. She's also my roommate. Today I have a new piece up at For Her about what it's looked like and what I've learned by having a single friend live with me and my family for the past year. Spoiler Alert: I think that when families and single people live ...


The Day I Won the Lottery

    Happy World Down Syndrome Day from Ace! Today I have the honor of sharing what I wrote for Aleteia's For Her magazine about what World Down Syndrome Day means to me, almost one year after our little guy's birth.   If I could write . . . [to] my pregnant self, the ...


#Aceface & World Down Syndrome Day

“Every child, every person needs to know that they are a source of joy; every child, every person, needs to be celebrated. Only when all of our weaknesses are accepted as part of our humanity can our negative, broken self-images be transformed.” -Jean Vanier, Becoming Human Each year on ...


On the Glory of the Clementine, and Noticing

  One of the gifts of having a child whose development moves at a quieter, more deliberate pace than my other babies is that I have more time to notice the miraculous moments of his everyday growth. Today I'm writing at GraceTable about the day Ace learned to feed himself a clementine, ...