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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 the weather when there are real, deep issues (the election! our life purposes! how I feel about my children getting older!) to talk about. Here's what I've learned about small talk and why ...

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 together it's good for ...

Work, Study, Rest & Play: The Art of Simple Podcast

  I have loved Tsh Oxenreider since I read Organized Simplicity three years ago. And her site The Art of Simple is inspiring and challenging to my always-trying, but not quite simply-organized self. Last spring I had the chance to meet her in real life when she came through San Francisco on tour for her newest ...

On Friendship and God’s Bounty

It’s been five years since we moved three thousand miles from the western suburbs of Philadelphia to San Francisco. My husband’s company needed him to help launch a new product: We’d be transferred to California for two years, and then we’d be back. Just a little adventure, they said. Five years later, our ...

Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Conversation with my kids

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of Martin Luther King, a conversation with my boys over breakfast this morning: Me: Today's a special day! Who knows why? 3 year old: No school! Me: But why is ...

Mondays are for gif tributes. (Right? Right.)

There is so much to tell you people! I'm in the last stages of revising my book before I ship it off to the publisher in two weeks. And tomorrow I have a big announcement I'm super excited to share with you. My friend Kaili is getting married in less than a month and just bought a house this past week and somehow saw fit to ...

The Ministry of Friendship

[caption id="attachment_4744" align="aligncenter" width="420"] Photo courtesy of State Library and Archives of Florida[/caption] Saturday morning, Chris took the boys in search of the perfect San Francisco donut and dropped me off at a park so I could run for the first time in four weeks. But first I sat down on a bench and ...