After the After 

I’ve had several conversations the last couple weeks with people who want to talk about my “before” and “after.” It’s been sort of a weird, out-of-body experience for me all the way around, but particularly each morning as I step on the scale. There is a “before,” when I weighed 250+ pounds. An after, when … More After the After 

For the Soul: Plan

I love being a stay-at-home mom, but I don’t always handle the quiet well. The TV is generally tuned in to something innocuous—just to keep me company, really—though I often have no idea what’s happening in the shows I’m purportedly “watching.” I don’t mind the solitude. It’s the silence that gets to me. Once in … More For the Soul: Plan

For the Soul: Team

This morning, I sat across a breakfast table from two of my oldest and most beloved friends, and I realized just how much I have taken for granted all these years. Katie and I have been friends since I walked into a new school on the first day of fourth grade. She introduced herself to me that day, and she’s … More For the Soul: Team