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This is About Violence

Tweet This post was originally published on March 20, 2013. As I watch the news of the stolen girls in Nigeria, I cannot help but think of the vulnerability of girls and women around the world as they continue to suffer as victims of violence, commodities, pawns in war games. I pray for those young […]

The Post for My Dad


Tweet Life is complicated and no parent is perfect. But it’s important to look back and reflect on the experiences that helped us grow into the people we are today. This post was originally published on May 10th, 2011. Last  Sunday on Mother’s Day, my parents joined us as we celebrated in church, the kids […]

Amor Vincit Omnia

Amor Vincit Omnia

Tweet I first heard about sex from the neighbor girl, Emily. She had a big sister who kept her informed, and Emily was more than happy to pass that information along to her younger best friend. Proud of my new knowledge, I let my mom know where babies come from, and it wasn’t long before […]

Trying to Know Jesus


Tweet I’ve been carrying around a few books wherever I go lately including Restless by Jennie Allen and Thrive by Mark Hall from Casting Crowns. The book that’s logging the most miles, however, is Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller. I’m fairly sure that my friends either don’t believe I’m really reading it or that perhaps I have some undiagnosed learning […]

And Then the Nurse Called Me Fat


Tweet (This post was originally published 8/29/2012. After a recent conversation with a friend, I was reminded how despite incredible progress, too few people – including physicians – recognize and understand hyperemisis gravidarum.) A couple days ago I saw this status update on the HER Foundation Facebook page: “We have an HG sufferer in Jamaica […]

On Karma and Influenza

Young Woman Blowing Her Nose in Bed

Tweet (This post was originally published on 1/12/13) Right now I am sitting in the dark at my desk, waiting for a doctor to call me back.  I’m not feeling particularly picky about which doctor calls me back.  It could be my actual healthcare provider or my mom or even the doctor that you see […]

Desperate Times


Tweet This post was originally published July 17, 2012, and is being republished as a reminder that I desperately need a date night. (disclaimer: this post has been approved by my husband who would like another night out with his amazing wife…) To say that the week had been rough would be an understatement {I’m […]

Why I Hate Latisse


Tweet {This post was originally published in May of 2011.} I’ve always been one of those girls who people describe as very smart with a great sense of humor. Close your eyes and picture someone who has been described with only those words. What do you see?  Be honest. Now before you think I’m begging […]