Deconstructing the Narratives

In June, my husband and I purchased new phones. This may not seem particularly noteworthy to some, but you have to understand that by the time we finally got new phones, I had had my iPhone 4 for nearly four years. It had a shattered screen, it had stopped saving my text messages, it had […]

My #OneWord365 for 2017

I resisted my one word this year. We’ve lived in this house now for 13 years and I will always remember the New Year’s Eve when we sat in the living room, while there was a ping pong tournament happening downstairs. My mother-in-law asked us what ONE WORD we wanted to focus on for the next […]

The Year That Changed Me

There’s only one other time in my memory when I did not wish for a new year to come. Normally, I ring in the New Year with eagerness, full of hope for a fresh start. But 2012 was different. I was saying goodbye to my mother in the last days of 2011. She went to […]

An Awkward and Beautiful Journey {PLUS: Book Giveaway}

{Leave a thoughtful comment on this post to be entered to win the book, Belonging and Becoming: Creating a Thriving Family Culture!} By Lisa Scandrette | Twitter: @Lisa_Scandrette I am really craving a banana, but it has been a year and a half since bananas regularly graced our counter tops. Our son, Noah, came home […]

Average

I used to have a house with a big kitchen island that had a thick granite countertop slab and a sink so big you could wash a miniature horse in it. When my kids were young, my dad used to come over after he finished up with his early morning AA meetings. He’d hang out […]