Remember When We Ate Sandwiches and Cold Cereal for Most Meals?

One truth I’ve stumbled across as an adult is that it’s a Good Idea to look back occasionally at goals or aspirations or habits you set a long time ago and compare them against how you’re doing now. I’ve often found myself pleasantly surprised upon doing so because many times, the change has happened so …

I Thought I’d Be Ready to Move Her Into Her Own Room at 2 Months, But…

¬† You know what’s crazy? Parenthood has been about 20% what I expected, and 80% (mostly delightfully) not what I expected at all. I guess my problem has always been that I tend to pay much more attention to all the negative hype around something rather than the positive. That was definitely true of marriage–for …

Why I Haven’t Bought a Smartphone…and Why It’s Both Great & Terrible

¬†Image via I don’t think you need me to point this out to you, but smartphones are ubiquitous nowadays, it seems. Everywhere I look, people are tapping on screens, bringing up apps, and checking their Instagram accounts. And then there’s me, still with my “dumb phone.” (Remember those? They’re the ones that flip open and …