Does this ever happen to you? Do you ever deal with some of your messy-inside-stuff, only to have it come roaring back in the next stage of your life? Here’s what I mean. You notice some unhealthy pattern in your life—maybe it’s … [Read more...] about You’re Still Enough
There is a chest cold leaping from kid to kid in my house, which sounds super unpleasant now that I write it down, but that’s only because it is. Truth in advertising, y’all. Ten days (per kid!) of fever-plus-coughing-plus-misery times six kids … [Read more...] about If You Feel Like You’re Battling the Waves
YES is one of my favorite words. What’s not to like? It’s short, it’s peppy, it leads to adventure. Unless it doesn’t. Too much yes does not equal adventure, too much yes equals being overwhelmed. It equals exhaustion. It equals no time to … [Read more...] about Where YES Is Taking Me
Expectations are weird, aren’t they? A lot of the time we see them getting in our way, but sometimes we talk about expectations like they’re a good thing. We say we have high expectations for ourselves, or for our kids. (That can be good, … [Read more...] about What Do You Expect?
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. The first time I read that prayer on a framed card, I thought—oh! That’s everything. That’s all I need. Just … [Read more...] about All the Things I Cannot Change
I ran into my friend Mark last Sunday and asked him how his week was going. “Fantastic!” he said. “It just started!” YOU GUYS. The week just started. I had not thought of this. I was thinking about the week that just ended, and the days … [Read more...] about What If You’re Just Getting Started?
I would like to say that waking up is my favorite part of the day (so fresh! so new! so much possibility!), but that would be a lie. Whether it’s the sun or the alarm clock or a tiny person pressing their face close to my eyeballs and whispering, … [Read more...] about Why You Need to Chase Your Butterflies
If, on any given Monday, you ask me how my weekend was, I will say: “It was probably good!” I’m sorry, I know you’re making conversation and I am not being informative at all. But my brain has moved on to NOW, it cannot replay the last … [Read more...] about Because We Don’t Have Time to Be Busy
I am so good at worrying. So very good. My kind of worrying does not look like twisting my hair or biting my nails, it looks like THINKING HARD and MAKING PLANS. What will I do if this doesn’t work? What will I do if someone gets hurt? What will … [Read more...] about The Opposite of Worrying
Where do things feel complicated today? Because I bet there's something, somewhere. For me, it's schedule-related stuff. How do I fit in all the things I want to fit in, when there continue to be only twenty-four hours in a day? Every day? … [Read more...] about How to Make (Almost) Anything Simpler