Category: Family

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Finding Hope in Trump’s America

I’m pretty sure people know not to bother talking about politics with me. Not because I’m against it but because I have very little to contribute. But this morning, I...

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The ABBA Generation

My mom listened to ABBA quite a bit when I was growing up. I can still picture me lying on her bed when I was a kid as she ironed shirts in her...

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My Last First Birthday

All of her firsts will be my last. It’s a terrible thought. My last first bottle. My last first smile. My last first steps and my last first words. And...

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Hope (Flash Fiction)

In 2011, I tried my hand at flash fiction. Bethany liked the story, so I framed it for her and gave it to her for her birthday a little more than four...

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A Toddler’s Responses to 10Q

10Q is an opportunity to reflect on your life. It is a simple program: you are sent one question a day for ten days (plus one bonus question) and you reply to...

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Things I Forgot About Babies

In July, Bethany and I welcomed our second child — a girl! — into our family. We are thankful for this blessing: for a healthy mama and baby, and for this...