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  • Family

    One More Stool

    In my bedroom, I have an old wooden stool. The paint is chipped, and the legs are marred with scratches and dents, probably from being dropped over the years. You can see where glue…

    January 31, 2022
  • Family Motherhood Writing

    A Part of Who I Am

    “I was a high school counselor before I got married.” “I have a master’s degree.” Years ago, I sometimes found myself trying to drop these sentences into conversations. I wasn’t necessarily trying to brag.…

    September 17, 2021
  • Family Motherhood

    A Little Bit Nervous

    The school supply list has been printed off and sitting on my desk for the last month. I’ve been a little excited about getting to shop for two kids this fall for back-to-school. Partly…

    August 2, 2021
  • Family Farming Writing

    Love Letters In My Backyard

    It was a gray spring day; the buds on the trees were just starting to bloom. I walked across the kitchen floor, and my bare feet slid across the carpet. Looking out the window,…

    March 9, 2021
  • Family marriage Motherhood

    The Kitchen That Built Me

    It was a Friday night, and my then boyfriend, Rich, and I pulled into the driveway of his house. Though we were in a new relationship, and long-distance too, without actually talking about it—we…

    February 2, 2021
  • Family Farming marriage Motherhood

    A Few Good Things

    As a kid, I remember thinking of Christmas as a mile-marker. I would look back over how much had changed from one year to the next. In high school, I’m sure I wondered if…

    December 22, 2020