What is Love?

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Some years back, a few days before February fourteenth, my then ten-year-old asked me for a needle and thread. I could not locate the box where I stored all my sewing essentials, so I told him I would find...
My husband I are small business owners. The kind with the brick and mortar location and an array of personality types walking through our doors daily. We are always on the phone, on our computers, working, marketing, strategizing, teaching,...
About three years ago I attended one of the first Baking Club meetings in Northeast Columbia. The founder, Nikki, was inspired by her travels as a military wife to bring women together through food. Nikki had asked me, "What mom...

Honoring Veterans

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On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of the year, global leaders came together to officially end World War 1. The war to end all wars, leaving more than 40 million dead across the...
Our family is currently in the midst of a big transition. Like big with a capital B. Essentially overnight, we became a family of six when my husband and I became guardians of a teenager. As a result, our home...
Since you went away the days grow long And soon I'll hear old winter's song But I miss you most of all my darling When autumn leaves start to fall ~Jacques Prévert For some reason during this time of year, I become extremely introverted...
“She’s such a great mom – she sacrifices herself for the family.” “She puts everyone else before herself.” “She absolutely lives for her family.” These statements may actually sound good, like something we as moms (or dads) should strive for, but honestly,...
I wrote a piece about finding my village in Columbia a few years ago. I love that post as it references a time in my life that I felt truly desperate to find a friend and desperate times call...
Father's Day is almost upon us and if you're anything like me you're scrambling at the last minute to come up with an awesome gift idea. My husband doesn't so much enjoy gifts as much as he enjoys experiences....
We’ve all heard that making mom friends is like dating, right? And we all know how incredibly difficult it is to find friends and keep them (can I get an AMEN?). But how do we even start the process...
Date night. It’s that special night you get to wear a cute outfit with non-mom friendly shoes and paint the town with your significant other. You can venture to a new restaurant that doesn’t have a kids menu. After...
I sat there staring at my phone. Should I text her? Maybe if I call her. Or should I just not do either? I found myself feeling torn and not knowing what to do. I probably stared at my...
The mother-daughter relationship: to many it’s very special—irreplaceable even. For several women, their moms are the ones who teach them everything about love, life, and childrearing. Moms are the ones we turn to when we need to cry over...
Before we were married, my husband lived in Korea for three years and loved it. Consequently, we have added Korean cuisine and some Korean customs to our home. One Korean custom we've adopted is their concept of Valentine's Day. In...
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