I met my husband in a theater arts class in high school. It was a first hour class and I’d stumble into my seat in West High’s little theater just before the final warning bell rang. I secretly wished we’d be numbered off in the same group for our cavemen skits because even though he was loud and not my […]Read More marriage & life lessons from improv
Can we all just agree that blogging is a little weird? It’s this tucked-away bit of space where we allow parts of ourselves to spill out on to the keys, striving to share our stories and be better for it. I think this little corner of the Internet is at its best when I’m honest, authentic, and hopefully […]Read More top posts of 2014
So, New Year’s, amIright? Though I took a bit of a blogging break in December, lucky for you, I had the foresight to procure fodder for a hilarious New Year’s-themed post. I want to introduce you to a little composition notebook that I unearthed from my childhood twin bed. Before there was Many Sparrows, there […]Read More my hilarious & awkward 7th grade new year's journal
Community is so important. There’s nothing like sitting face-to-face, across the table, joining in conversation with someone. There’s an intimacy to the table — an insight that can only be gleaned over a warm cup on a cold day. Which is why, in partnership with Old Factory Coffee Shop, we’re throwing open the doors of the giveaway […]Read More a grateful giveaway
I have to confess something: I’ve always been a coffee girl. Give me mug brimming with a fresh pour-over (hold the cream and sugar), and I’ll give you a hug and a coffee-stained grin. Coffee. It’s kind of my thing. All that to say: I’ve been reading “The Way of Tea and Justice” with giant […]Read More the way of tea and justice
We made it. It’s the weekend, you guys! So, how are you? Like really…how are you? I have to throw a big shout out to my awesome husband who gave me some uninterrupted mom time this so I could tune into the Thrive Moms retreat. The speakers (my favorites this time were Lara Casey, Rebecca […]Read More Saturday fun: giveaway winners, new hair, laundry & more
I’m not great at goodbyes. I fumble over farewells. I linger longer than I should and I give extra hugs even after we’ve said goodbye for the tenth time. I (usually) save the waterworks for until the door shuts. As “see you later” leaves my lips, I can’t help but wonder if I’m really saying, “the […]Read More 31 days of living free: hello, goodbye.