Women


I’m a repeat offender in the sin of discontentment. When we got married I painstakingly explained to Justin that I had a problem called “futurism,” wherein I was always gazing into the future and placing my hopes for happiness on a ship that had yet to come in. He listened, […]

A Case for the Country







I’m fascinated by the power of a good question. This fascination probably dates back to when I was a preteen. My dad put a book into my hand that year: How to Win Friends and Influence People, the Dale Carnegie bestseller, the self-help book from before self-help books existed. For […]

Five questions to help you get closer to other women



They warned me about a lot of things to expect in motherhood. Swollen ankles, for instance. Sleepless nights. Inexplicable fears, bodily fluids on furniture. I just don’t remember anybody mentioning the boredom. We young mothers at home are always doing something—wiping, reasoning, feeding, nursing, walking, watching, buckling, driving, shopping, disciplining, […]

It’s okay to be bored, mama