In Five Years of Marriage

In Five Years of Marriage

    To a young single person, even from the best of families, marriage can seem like an abstract concept. Commitment has barely meant more than a few years of work or school at this point, and comparatively, a lifetime commitment is certainly daunting....
A Postpartum Mary Poppins

A Postpartum Mary Poppins

Meeting the Bruderhof community was somewhat by accident really. I began working in NW DC, at a pregnancy center, and soon thereafter came to notice the oddly dressed women about the city. They ducked into homeless shelters, hospice homes, and even Christian medical...
Dear Introvert

Dear Introvert

Dear Introvert, You’re terrifying! Yes, you. To an extrovert you are terrifying. I love you, I have befriended you and married you, but that doesn’t mean I completely “get” you. Let me explain why. The world is said to be a stage; a big...
When Mothering Isn’t What You Thought

When Mothering Isn’t What You Thought

Let’s face it, nobody knows exactly what they’re signing up for when they become a parent. Surely, if you’re from a family of somewhere around a million kids, then parenting might be a skill you grew up with. Many of us aren’t, and…it...
Married to a Minimalist

Married to a Minimalist

    When I first met my husband and actually visited his bachelor “pad” apartment, it was about as inviting as a dental office. The walls were stark white and completely bare. I mean, there wasn’t so much as a football poster tacked up to...