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    How to Save $5 on a Dozen Eggs

    First, and this is key; you must declare, “I’ve always wanted chickens! Wouldn’t it be fun?” (Even if you just thought of it yesterday.) You imagine restoring the run-down coop in your farm yard…

    August 23, 2022
  • Motherhood Writing

    In Good Hands

    I shivered, tucking my hands into the pockets of my brand new Carhartt coveralls. Just the year before, I wore dress pants and skirts and walked the halls as a high school counselor. My…

    June 9, 2022
  • Writing

    Where I’ve Written: An Incomplete List

    At my desk, in the laundry room. At the kitchen table, surrounded by Legos. In the car, using talk-to-text because I know I’ll forget by the time I get to where I’m going. In…

    February 9, 2022
  • marriage Writing

    Never Pass a Place to Pee

    I didn’t mean to pee at a stranger’s house on my wedding day. But I did.  After Rich and I exchanged our vows and walked back down the aisle together, my friend, Cassie, handed…

    February 4, 2022
  • 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
  • Writing

    Farmer’s Wife

    When I married a farmer, I didn’t realize one of my biggest roles would be feeding people. Years ago, Rich occasionally showed up at the house before noon, asking, “Could you make the guys…

    May 14, 2021
  • Motherhood Writing

    Cleaning My Closet

    The hangers rattle across the curtain rod, the metal on metal scratching with each shove back and forth. Then, I pause at the bright yellow pencil skirt—I can’t remember the last time I wore…

    March 19, 2021