A Letter to 24-year-old Micha (For the Yoobs in my life…)

Dear younger self, I have some things to tell you, not because I’ve really learned that much in the past 8 years, not because I’m sooooo wise now, but because some friends asked me to. And I love them so, okay okay, I’ll do it. Remember when your cat Gretel died in 3rd grade and [Read More…]

Wednesday Morning Thankful

Yes, it’s Wednesday. Thankful Tuesday is a day late, I know. But, come on, I’ve been moving! Have some grace on a girl. Here is a list of all that’s been happening since you heard from me last, in the form of a Thankful Tuesday list. One day I was vacuuming the house for a [Read More…]


Sometimes I stop and look across the table at the man with the square jaw who is telling August to eat 4 more peas and then he can have another piece of bread, and that man is the boy I met at an acappella concert in Ithaca, New York of all places: tall and lanky [Read More…]

Cotton and Lorraine

Yesterday morning, my 94-year-old Great Aunt Lorraine passed away. She still had dyed flaming red hair which, even as she was in bed with hospice care, her daughter made sure was kept combed and nice, just as Lorraine wanted. Today my mom is in Dallas with my grandmother, who won’t be able to make it [Read More…]

Why this blog was not titled “Mama:Monk of San Francisco”

When I started writing to all you lovely people, I was pretty lonely. I was a SAHM in a new city, walking with my eighteen month old down steep sidewalks that didn’t feel like they belonged to me, adjusting my life as a mom to a yard-less home (apartment) and the community of neighborhood parks. [Read More…]

A Bigger Story

“When you see your home as a missional outpost, your role as a mother becomes clearer: to prepare and release the people inside for a lifetime of participating in God’s mission to the world.” -Helen Lee, The Missional Mom   It’s a grand idea, this belief that what I’m doing in the drudge of life [Read More…]