This is a piece that someone in my life I’ll call G commissioned to honor the deep and once-in-a-lifetime love that she and her husband shared. I took my time with this piece to honor that love. It also gave me the opportunity to do something I have been meaning to do: I documented myContinue reading “The Entire Sum of Existence”
When he got engaged, my brother asked me to be his Best Man. While it was an untraditional thing to ask a woman to be your Best Man, we did follow tradition a little more closely in other ways. For instance, my brother also asked me to give a toast. The following was the BestContinue reading “A Toast For My Brother On His Wedding Day”
Before we had kids, my husband and I wrote up a plan for how we’d keep our relationship strong after they came along. I am a recovering perfectionist, so I do mean this literally. Our plan was thorough, and it definitely included regular date nights out. These days, we rarely — and I mean rarelyContinue reading “The Place is in the Details”
What does home mean to you? To me, home is the Twin Cities. Home is wherever my husband is. And, on good days, home is something I carry with me, like a turtle.
When we say we are the same, I think we mean to say that we all have value. That we all are valid. Each of us is valid.
When’s the last time you got together with other people and made something? There’s nothing like the energy that comes from a group of people gathered together, letting their creative juices flow. It’s a warm, buzzing feeling, and it fills you up. If you’re in the Twin Cities in 10 days, I have an opportunityContinue reading “Hand letter your love”
A love note to my husband. Do you remember last week when my parents were visiting and we played Scrabble after the kids went to bed? Do you remember how, at the beginning, I kept making 3 and 4 letter words? They weren’t very clever words, so maybe you don’t remember. I didn’t tell you,Continue reading “There is magic in saying the right words”
Happy birthday, Lance!
To make a life you love, do the things you love. If this sounds obvious, it is, but it’s also a profound practice. The project of building a whole life you love sounds daunting. There are so many parts. Where can you even begin? But thinking of things you love? Hopefully, that’s easy. For me,Continue reading “To make a life you love”
The other day, I had a beautiful conversation with my preschooler. I had yelled at him earlier in the day (I don’t think I’d ever yelled at another human being until I became a second-time mom, now it happens at least weekly!). After we had both calmed down, I attended to repairing our relationship. Continue reading “My love goes away when I’m angry”