Held

When my daughter was born, I used to wrap her tightly to my body using a long strip of fabric. Wearing her helped me get things done throughout the day – whether household or work outside the home. I would wear her while doing laundry. I would wear her while washing dishes. I would wear […]

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That Time I Gave Away Half of My Clothes (and other ideas on how to practice simplicity during Lent)

It was over a year ago now (but it seems like just last week) when I noticed it.  Piles everywhere. Clean clothes, dirty clothes, outfits tried on and off and discarded for a more preferable option before leaving for a morning meeting. Piles and piles and piles. And at once, I was over it. Enough […]

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Choosing

My word for 2014 is Joy. On December 31st though, as Ben and I were out and about eating poutine and visiting friends, a steady, silvery snow fell downy over the city. I hate snow. It freaks me out. I hate driving in it, I hate walking in it, I hate the fact that it’s […]

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An Intention for 2014: Joy

I explained last year why I’m a bit averse to making traditional resolutions. But at the same time, there’s so much value in pausing to look at life, to reflect, analyze, evaluate, plan and project. It’s so easy to find yourself in a rut, slamming up against the same old walls, falling into the same […]

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Looking back: 2013

2013 started off with a “blahhh” as I battled through 10 days of the worst case of flu I’ve ever had in my life and somehow, miraculously, Ben and Cadence did not catch it. I caused a bit of a stir by questioning whether or not we really know what it means to be “pro-life.” […]

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Deeper than Words

There are many things I bemoan in this life, in our U.S. culture. The divisiveness.  The unrelenting messages we’re fed that we don’t have enough, don’t make enough, and just plain aren’t enough.  The fact that our children are growing up faster and faster, forgetting how to play younger and younger, captivated by screens, tainted […]

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