Radical Forgiveness


“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” ~ Mark Twain Forgiveness has been on my mind lately. You see, I’m not very good at it. I wrote a ridiculously long blog post about it yesterday — one that was more like an extended self-therapy session. No one […]

Better Than It Needed To Be

The Great Eight

From an outsider’s view point, it was a recipe for disaster. Three families: two who hadn’t seen each other for over three years, two who began the week as strangers. I was the common denominator, the tiny overlap of our Venn diagram, bringing together my IU roommate and her kids with an old Zionsville friend […]

When We Know Better

I’ve spent some time recently re-reading old blog posts (which are, by the way, not on this site) and excerpts from “Table for Six.” It’s been an eye-opener for sure, a testament to growth and maturity and perspective. And hard as it is to admit, some less-than-stellar writing… and parenting. As a young mom to […]

Two States, Three Years


Moving to two different states within three years is rife with challenges. The biggest one for me? Bigger, even, than finding new doctors and supermarkets and navigating school politics and back roads? Loneliness. Gus and I sat by ourselves at Sam’s first lacrosse game last week. I wasn’t sure which crowd was ours because I […]

An Unwelcome Reminder

Mary Claire

Yesterday was the quintessential spring day we’ve all been eagerly awaiting. It was beautiful, sunny, relatively warm. And Mary Claire jumped at the chance to take two stinky, restless dogs for a walk in the neighborhood. She returned much more quickly than I expected her to and said, “A man just told me that Jesus […]

Enough – My Messy Beautiful

Mary Claire

My relationship with food and with my body is complicated, slippery, broken. My ability to deal with it from a place of reason and intellect waxes and wanes. No matter how it may or may not manifest itself, I will always have an eating disorder. Just as rape is not about sex, eating disorders are […]