Here you'll find current musings, as well as the archives from two blogs of yesteryear: YoungMarriedMom and What I Learned While Writing a Novel. Please comment and share. We love well when we are in conversation with one another. 


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A Year After Anaphylaxis

Early last week, I felt like I was forgetting someone’s birthday. Life is still so busy that getting a text out would have to make it to a to-do list in order to get sent, but first I’d have to know whose day it was.   Today, I remembered: it wasn’t a birthday I was […]

August 20, 2013

Allergies, Faith, Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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Introducing Henry

We are thrilled to introduce Henry Ethan Schlegel 12:22pm 12/22/12 8 lb, 14 oz. Everyone is home and doing well. Jacob is an excellent big brother, especially when it comes to hugging Henry and giving him kisses. With love and warmest Christmas wishes, Lindsay, John, and Jacob

December 26, 2012

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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Can You Ever Really Be Prepared? Maybe.

Maybe it’s because I wasn’t a scout growing up that I didn’t fully appreciate the saying “Be prepared” until yesterday.   John, Jacob, and I were enjoying a sunny summer holiday in the park when John’s phone rang.  Our friend, whose wife was due with their first child that day, was on the other end […]

July 5, 2011

Faith, Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Parenthood, Young Married Mom

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