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

May is for Superheroes: The Teacher Homestretch

I'm exhausted. Last week I had a student ask me if he could play me a song on his nose. Befuddled, I nodded. They didn't teach me how to answer that question in college. He proceeded to place a finger on the side of his nostril and create a rattly humming sound as he "played" me … Continue reading May is for Superheroes: The Teacher Homestretch

The Old Has Gone

  On rare occasion I get into the type of mood that can only be described as the "Perfect Storm." I am overly caffeinated and faced with a large chunk of time to myself (which is why this is so rare) , when suddenly it's like all the clutter around me becomes unbearable. All at once, … Continue reading The Old Has Gone

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

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

When God Closes a Door, He Can Do More Than Open a Window.

I don't particularly like the saying, "When God closes a door, He opens a window." As someone who has walked face-first into many of her own doors (both figuratively and literally), I find this line a little depressing. Because my doors have been really pretty. My doors have had some really awesome stuff behind them, just waiting … Continue reading When God Closes a Door, He Can Do More Than Open a Window.

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

For everyone trying to lose 10 pounds this New Year: Love yourself first

I have cried over the number on the scale. I've lied about it, too. (Even to treadmills at the gym. It's almost 2016 and machines totally have the ability to judge us). I have Googled the number and stressed over the number, desperately wishing it were different. I've spent most of my life trying to lose … Continue reading For everyone trying to lose 10 pounds this New Year: Love yourself first