Annoying Positivity: 4 Reasons This Will Be the Best School Year

The summer has been good to me: I got married, tried a Jamocha shake from Arby's, starting using coupons, moved into our new house, saw Wonder Woman, got to travel around Michigan, learned to make healthy french toast, FaceTimed with my nephew while he held the phone, and also had the best cinnamon roll of … Continue reading Annoying Positivity: 4 Reasons This Will Be the Best School Year

5 Questions for Parents Who Have Taken Children to the Beach

Parents do a lot of hard, even heroic things. I recently found out how much my parents paid for me to have braces, and life slowed down for a second. They could have bought a car or gone on luxurious vacations but instead they paid for 3 sets of metal brackets on their daughters' teeth. … Continue reading 5 Questions for Parents Who Have Taken Children to the Beach

What God Does in the Discomfort

Patience and perseverance are not two of my strongest qualities. Unlike some of the Olympian greats, I prefer not to work hard, push through tough circumstances or wait extended periods of time to arrive at what I want. I prefer instant results with the least amount of work and discomfort possible. (Someone write this on an inspirational poster.) Max … Continue reading What God Does in the Discomfort

Dear Fellow Women: 10 Times I’m Not Judging You

"Don't judge me." I say it. My friends say  it. Strangers jokingly say it to each other in passing  (at least I did this week to an elderly gentlemen as he caught me opening a bag of chips in the grocery store parking lot). Although I am sure this isn't just a "women's issue," I do find it … Continue reading Dear Fellow Women: 10 Times I’m Not Judging You

How Replacing One Word Changed So Much

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend said to me, "I feel like you're just anxious about being anxious right now..." And I replied, "Welcome to my brain. Please stay awhile." When I told him that I would love to try out his logical, structured, factual engineer brain for a day, he responded, "Does that mean I … Continue reading How Replacing One Word Changed So Much

No Matter Where You Are On Valentine’s Day

Valentine's 2009: Went to Pizza Hut on a double date, saw "He's Just Not that into you" and promptly broke off the relationship the next day (got back together 5 days later) Valentine's 2010: Young and in love- Went to a banquet where no dancing was allowed so we just took pictures   *As I … Continue reading No Matter Where You Are On Valentine’s Day

Lost Close to Home

I was on my way to my friend's house the other night, and overly confidently decided to not use my GPS. I called him and asked for a refresher on street names (which he patiently gave me even though I had been there numerous times before) and continued on my way. About 5 minutes later, I … Continue reading Lost Close to Home

10 Resolutions I Wish I didn’t Have to Make

  I am certainly the definition of a "Half Adult." I prance through life blissfully unaware of what is happening. Here are some New Years Resolutions I wish I didn't have to make this year, but I do. Scrape my back windshield when it's icy, instead of reversing blindly and hoping for the best Figure … Continue reading 10 Resolutions I Wish I didn’t Have to Make