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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Dear Jacob XXVI

Dear Jacob,   Today is your baptismal day, and we are celebrating! You are starting to understand what celebrations like this mean, and it is so much fun to see you enjoying yourself.   We are still in the midst of potty training, and I am learning a lot about being a mother—your mother, in […]

November 20, 2013

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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Dear Jacob XXV

Dear Jacob,   You are three years old, and funnier, sweeter every day. You are also looking to stand your ground when you can, which, quite frankly, is exhausting. Some days are twelve hours of a power struggle, but you find ways, intentionally or not, to make me smile in the midst of it. A […]

October 23, 2013

Modern Perspectives, Motherhood, Young Married Mom

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This Blog Writes Itself

Jacob is on the brink of three years old. The way he’s talking these days makes it clear that he’s aware of so much in our world and that he really is listening. He also seems to be contending for full authorship of the blog.   On having (dairy-free) quesadillas for lunch: “I’m going to […]

August 14, 2013

Faith, Modern Perspectives, Young Married Mom

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