My Greatest Gift

By Posted in - General on October 25th, 2012 26 Comments

My greatest gift is procrastination. The busier things are, the more able I am to occupy myself with a far-reaching panoply of totally unnecessary activities. 

Let’s take this week as an example. 

As you know, on Monday …

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Five Friday Favorites

By Posted in - General on September 21st, 2012 0 Comments

It’s a rainy, cool Friday, the end of a wild week. Aaron and my mom have both been traveling, home and then away and then home again, which means all our routines are off, and …

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NYC Favorites

By Posted in - General on August 30th, 2012 5 Comments

As promised, the details from our super-fun weekend in NYC—where we stayed, where we ate, what we loved.

Since our trip, so many of you have asked for NYC recommendations. Really, lots and lots of …

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Divide & Conquer

By Posted in - General on August 24th, 2012 15 Comments

Our parenting strategy—or even, possibly, our life strategy recently–has been ‘Divide and Conquer.’

When I was pregnant and sick, I stayed home basically all the time, and Aaron took Henry to school and to the park. …

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By Posted in - General on August 13th, 2012 19 Comments

Good morning. It’s a rainy Monday, cool-ish. I was up early with the kids, making toast for Henry, feeding Mac yogurt, and now I’m all set up in the empty little office at the church …

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Evan Jager, Track Star

By Posted in - General on July 31st, 2012 6 Comments

We are LOVING watching the Olympics—we watch the Today Show in the morning to see all the recaps and stories, and after dinner, while Henry colors and Mac bangs pots and pans on the floor, …

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On Summer, Part 1

By Posted in - General on July 30th, 2012 4 Comments

Hi, pals. Love to you from my go-to coffee shop, where I am happily surrounded by lists, scraps of paper, and essays that need a little love.

Today is the beginning of a new season, a …

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By Posted in - General on July 18th, 2012 15 Comments

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,and remember what peace there may be in silence.As far as possible without surrenderbe on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly;and listen to others,even the …

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The View from Here

By Posted in - General on July 9th, 2012 2 Comments

I walked through town early this morning, and it’s quiet for the first time since we arrived. You can tell that the big holiday week is over, and that the weekly renters who came for …

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Swimsuit Ready or Not

By Posted in - General on July 2nd, 2012 50 Comments

I’m not swimsuit ready this season. I don’t know that I ever have been, but with the baby and the writing and the traveling this season, swimsuit readiness was not high on the priority list.

Here …

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A New Liturgy Giveaway Winner!

By Posted in - General on June 30th, 2012 0 Comments

Hi!  We’re home from a super-fun, super-packed week in London & Paris–a little work, a lot of play, not a lot of sleeping on anyone’s part. Henry’s favorite part was the Eiffel Tower, Mac’s new …

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Wild & Precious

By Posted in - General on June 15th, 2012 9 Comments

The Summer Day

Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who …

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Pilates Body Program

By Posted in - General on May 24th, 2012 7 Comments

So I had a baby in September.

I swore that even though I ate practically nothing but club sandwiches and sweet potato fries for nine months while I was pregnant, the second Mac was born, I’d …

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Mother’s Day at Willow

By Posted in - General on May 21st, 2012 6 Comments

I’m so sorry it’s taken me a week to post this–as you know from my last post, Thursday ended a really busy six week traveling-and-speaking stretch, and then I gave myself the weekend to rest, …

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By Posted in - General on May 18th, 2012 6 Comments

It’s a lovely Friday morning, and I’m home, happily. I’m in my pajamas, drinking coffee, letting the house be a mess, letting my suitcase sprawl open on my bedroom floor, letting myself be slow and …

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