For the first several years of my married life, I tried to grow a few houseplants from time to time, but I forgot to water them and they died. When I got pregnant, my husband joked that if I couldn’t keep a plant alive, I’d never be able to care for a baby. Then I…Continue Reading
Sometimes, what looks like conflict-aversion is really a choice to be kind. I started this blog before my dad, from whom I learned the importance of doing good unto others, was given just days to live.Continue Reading
I always relished that moment on a winter morning when I stepped outside into the cocoon of the stillness and silence. If someone had boxed up that feeling of peace and put it under my Christmas tree, I’d have needed no other gift.Continue Reading
Michael will be watching the game with me. He’ll make a big fire in the fireplace, we’ll gather some snacks, leave any dishes left in the sink, and forget about returning phone calls. It will be a nice evening together, but I know I’m not the most thrilling Super Bowl companion.
So here are five promises I made to my husband to help maximize his viewing experience:Continue Reading