A few years ago, our friends started an organization called The Move Project. It exists to give clean water, shelter, and freedom to those without. They just installed a well in Tsipasi, Ghana (West Africa). The goal, beyond providing clean water, is to have an entry point for sustainable, holistic poverty alleviation for the community. The clean water well […]
Read More go to ghana! (here's how)
When will you have kids? That’s the question you start getting asked as soon as you say I do, if not earlier. And when you bring a little one home, the question changes ever-so-slightly: When will you add another? And after that happens, the question morphs a little more: How many do you think you’ll have? […]
Read More adding a baby to the mix
Yesterday, I hauled our biggest, over-packed suitcase into the already brimming SUV. I strapped one little guy in his booster seat and the other in his car seat, and somehow managed to squish the dog in the middle. With juice in the sippy cups and coffee in the travel mug, I entered the destination into the GPS. We […]
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Summer is the best season. There, I said it. Fall has its merits, but summer is where it’s at. I get all nostalgic when I think about family lake trips and dripping ice cream cones and late-night drive-in movies. I want our boys to have special summer memories. Today, we’re packing up for a week-long […]
Read More 35 things to do this summer
I can’t write this post telling you what it’s like to live with sickle cell. I can, however, tell you what it’s like to watch your three-year-old son fight it, every single day. For those of you who are new here, Joseph has sickle cell disease. (You can read more about what it is here.) […]
Read More being a parent of a child with sickle cell
Blogging is weird. A keyboard at your fingertips, an outlet to share a glimpse of your life to anyone who clicks a link. I’m at a crossroads on my blog. I’ve committed to posting consistently, and lately I’ve been wondering if these words really do have meaning. Am I spending my time wisely? Is anyone […]
Read More if you knew me, would you still like me?
This pretty seed bead necklace has a new home! It’s making it’s way a few states over to Amanda B. Thank you for all who entered to win the giveaway and to everyone who contributed to the Shop My Closet Adoption Fundraiser for the Idehen family!
Read More adoption fundraiser necklace giveaway winner
Setting sun and twinkling stars, glowing fireflies and open fields. There’s nothing quite like a Midwest summer night. After the last bubbles circled the drain and we whispered the final page of Green Eggs and Ham, after we pulled the covers over two little boys and quietly shut the creaky door, we tiptoed into the […]
Read More God is bigger, but is he really?
I didn’t really know what I was getting into when I decided to sell half my closet as an adoption fundraiser. I was a bit over my head at times, but you know what? Together, we pulled it off. Most of the 75+ items sold within an hour on Facebook and Instagram. We raised $700 […]
Read More the grand total is…
Dresses, blouses, tanks, adoption tees, shorts, skirts, denim, cardigans, necklaces, earrings, bags, scarves — pretty much all of the things are ready to go for my Shop My Closet fundraiser for a Nigerian-American family adopting two waiting girls from their home country. Items from: Banana Republic, Gap, Elegantees, Forever 21, Old Navy, Target, and various boutique brands. […]
Read More shop my closet adoption fundraiser and necklace giveaway