Fast, Easy Gift for Mother’s Day

Get a mom you know and love this great gift. She’ll love it. [Read more...]

Life is so dang fragile, but not cheap

“Life is so dang fragile,” I wrote in an email to Adam, informing him that the 16 eggs in our incubator didn’t hatch.  They’re a day overdue now—maybe still alive in there, maybe dead.   We put 18 eggs in. I dropped one on the floor at day five.  A smear of blood inside marked [Read More...]

Raising cross-cultural kids: Don’t force it

Whether in an apartment with kids from a dozen countries, or in the United States in one of the least diverse school districts around, we have made it our intention to raise cross-culturally aware kids.  This month we’ll be posting weekly tips on how to foster cross-cultural and interracial sensitivity in your kids–and your self. [Read More...]

Raising cross-cultural kids: Different families have different rules

Whether in an apartment with kids from a dozen countries, or in the United States in one of the least diverse school districts around, we have made it our intention to raise cross-culturally aware kids.  This month we’ll be posting weekly tips on how to foster cross-cultural and interracial sensitivity in your kids–and your self. [Read More...]

Raising cross-cultural kids: Say the naughty “R” word

Whether in an apartment with kids from a dozen countries, or in the United States in one of the least diverse school districts around, we have made it our intention to raise cross-culturally aware kids.  This month we’ll be posting weekly tips on how to foster cross-cultural and interracial sensitivity in your kids–and your self. [Read More...]

Raising cross-cultural kids: Set the example

Whether in an apartment with kids from a dozen countries, or in the United States in one of the least diverse school districts around, we have made it our intention to raise cross-culturally aware kids.  This month we’ll be posting weekly tips on how to foster cross-cultural and interracial sensitivity in your kids–and your self. [Read More...]

Raising cross-cultural kids: Know thyself

Whether in an apartment with kids from a dozen countries, or in the United States in one of the least diverse school districts around, we have made it our intention to raise cross-culturally aware kids.  This month we’ll be posting weekly tips on how to foster cross-cultural and interracial sensitivity in your kids–and your self. [Read More...]

Raising cross-cultural kids: Be intentional

For the first six years of our daughter’s life and the first five of our son’s, they spent more time in foreign countries than our own.  Their playmates included kids from China, Congo, Zambia, Sudan, Burundi, Germany, and South Africans of three different official races.  That list conjures up glowing pictures of smiley kids speaking [Read More...]

Life doesn’t end with parenting

I used to think life ended with parenting.  Not end like I’d die, just end like the Me who had purpose, direction, career, style, romance, humor, and friends would dissolve into an unrecognizable smear in the parking lot of Babies’R’Us.  Or two burglar characters from a movie I never chose to watch would tie that [Read More...]

Christmas not as planned IS the plan

This photo shows up in This Ordinary Adventure: Behind this image is a story of a break-down in the middle of a South African wasteland, a putrid night in a train station, a nearly-missed Christmas celebration, a saved life, and a reminder that God has plans far beyond our own. This Christmas, in preparation for [Read More...]


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