After Ching-Chong

We were walking back from our city’s Freedom Festival parade. My boys biked ahead of us with bags full of candy, while my husband followed closely on foot. I pushed my daughter in her stroller a few feet behind them. There were other families and groups of people walking home and away from the activity […]

The Shalom of Sisters in #Formation

“When I first saw tap-dancing, I immediately got it: The righteousness of being able to make so much noise with your feet.” Shalom Harlow, Canadian model and actress Yesterday, my husband posted a video on my Facebook wall along with a simple, “You’re welcome.” Let me explain. Our marriage is comprised of two different narratives: The […]

Good News for Girls: Underwater Acrobatics + Power Tools + Johnny Cash

A whole new year stretches out in front of you; how will you express yourself this year? Will you write a letter of apology to your body? Will you celebrate your shape on glossy pages? Will you take up acrobatics, even if no one thinks you can? Will you reinvent guitar? Will you reinvent business, […]

TGIF: “Polished-Practiced-Perfect” Me vs “Raw-Ragged-Rough-Take” Me

On Bonnie Raitt, bullfrogs and getting lost in the supermarket of life. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” –Dr. Suess “You’re just so … exposed!” she said. Her elbows on the table. Her hands open emphatically in front of her. I was […]

TGIF: I love you too much …

On tough love, learning the importance of deadlines, sleep and the art of saying No. “I love you too much…” the email said, “I hope this doesn’t come across as harsh. That’s not my intention.” *cringe* The word harsh is never promising. I looked over my shoulder, hunched over my iPhone and proceeded to read […]