Deep Breath

By Posted in - General on August 12th, 2013 15 Comments

Okay, it’s ON. Back-to-school time is ON. There are forms and letters and lists and apparently a Singapore math workbook that I thought was optional and I learned yesterday is not.

You can feel it …

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Saying YES

By Posted in - General on July 16th, 2013 25 Comments

So I had this completely amazing experience last week. A friend of a friend invited me to a retreat in British Columbia. Part of the magic of the experience is jumping into the unknown—literally–so …

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Love from the Lake

By Posted in - General on July 5th, 2013 42 Comments

We’re in full swing here, happily settled in at our favorite blue house.  Flip flops, ponytail, no makeup. Messy house, towels on the porch railing. The floors in the house are sandy and our …

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Soaking Up Summertime

By Posted in - General on June 26th, 2013 14 Comments

Oh, I know it’s been summer for a while, but in my book, it isn’t really, really the heart of summer until we arrive at our favorite blue house in South Haven.

We arrived last …

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And the Winner is…

By Posted in - General on June 7th, 2013 2 Comments

Congratulations to Angie! You won a fancy French Magimix!

Here’s Angie’s comment: “Summer to me is salsa and hummus time! It’s so much better when you can make those yourself since you usually eat the whole …

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Change the Story

By Posted in - General on May 22nd, 2013 39 Comments

Someone described me recently as “a confident, outgoing mom and a successful writer.” I looked around for who they could possibly be talking about. I can’t even begin to tell you how incredibly far-off that …

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What’s Next?

By Posted in - General on May 1st, 2013 23 Comments

Approximately one second after Bread & Wine released, people started asking me what’s next. Let’s be clear: this is exactly like asking women if they’d like to have more children while they’re still in …

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Giveaway Winner!

By Posted in - General on March 30th, 2013 1 Comments

Congratulations to Holly Bazan! (Hi, Holly!)

who left this comment:

The Saturday before Easter, Grandma June drove all of us kiddos to county roads and handed us large lawn and leaf bags before we hopped out of the …

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Giveaway: A Homemade Year

By Posted in - General on March 27th, 2013 144 Comments

Okay, it’s been ages & ages since we’ve had a giveaway here, and this is one I’m so excited about—consider it a treat for your Easter basket that will arrive just ever-so-slightly after Easter. But …

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