37 Things I Learned This Year

Little Beans make you want to do crazy things like grow up so they can depend on you. I can make it through Mexico City Airport all by myself. I only passed out once. She's my hero.There's only one real coca-light, and the guy in Cozumel definitely gave me an American Diet Coke. These cuddles … Continue reading 37 Things I Learned This Year

The Weary World Rejoices

Weary. It’s the status of my soul as we arrive at this Christmas season. Somehow in my head I have this idea that if we can just make it past New Years without another funeral - things will get better next year. I waver between letting myself feel the overwhelming, all consuming panic and fear … Continue reading The Weary World Rejoices

When Jesus Doesn’t Call You To Mazatlán

When we were 12, she spoke Spanish and talked about being a missionary someday. When we were 16, I knew the moment she got back from that first trip to Mexico, it was only a matter of time. When we were 20, she married a guy who shared this dream too. Now that we’re 24, … Continue reading When Jesus Doesn’t Call You To Mazatlán

37 Things I Learned This Year

1. How to make it through your little sister's wedding without ugly crying ... you don't. 2. Pride and Prejudice & Zombies = art.  3. I now know why people want to hold babies so much. And I used to be scared that I would drop babies or something while I was holding them. I've … Continue reading 37 Things I Learned This Year

Dressember With Me!

November ends TODAY!!! Know what starts tomorrow??? Dressember! What's Dressember? So glad you asked. Dressember uses fashion to advocate for women who've been exploited. As women take on the creative challenge of wearing a dress for the 31 days of December, they are advocating for the inherent dignity of all women. The Dressember Foundation exists to … Continue reading Dressember With Me!

Emergency Contact/This is not my baby/I cried so much

You'll understand when you're a mom. Either you've said it or you've heard it. If I had a dollar for every time I've heard it, I could've adopted twelve children by now. But as much as it hurts my non-mama heart, I realized today that it's true.  The moment I saw her with that baby, … Continue reading Emergency Contact/This is not my baby/I cried so much

In Case I’m Not The Only One Who Feels Like A Hot Mess This Week

Hi there, how are ya? Not great? Yeah, me neither. I feel like I was abducted by aliens and dropped off a week later with no idea what happened to those 7 days of my life. No idea what happened. Let's not get into a gooey, sticky sort-through-Emily's-weird feelings session, because I can't even seem … Continue reading In Case I’m Not The Only One Who Feels Like A Hot Mess This Week