Marlo and Ella

A free built-in babysitter who is handling the most difficult among us with relative ease.

Land of ten thousand lakes

So much water for the three of us who are much more used to sagebrush and tumbleweeds.

Marlo’s spirit animal

This water dog is teaching my water dog a few new tricks.

Bagpipes in Edina

Celebrating the Fourth with friends and a short lesson in our ancestry.

Busy hands

In the hectic hours leading up to a vacation away from home. Marlo is currently screaming about some injustice and I am currently ignoring.

Independence

I would guess that rarely do many of us seriously reflect on some of the very basic privileges afforded to us. This is how you can help.

Street food

Suddenly Utah’s famous green jello and funeral potatoes don’t seem so exotic.

Oh no, dooce found Jesus

“If you read the Bible, if you study the person that Jesus was when he walked the earth, you’d understand that there was never a trade or a cost for his service. He fed and he clothed and he healed because he loved.”

A debrief by the sea

After a night spent witnessing a way of life no mother or daughter or sister should have to endure.

Souvenirs

I only packed a carryon for my trip to Southeast Asia because I was going to be changing planes twice and staying in three different hotels. There was very little room to bring back souvenirs for the girls, and I while I was trying to figure out what to get them I decided that going [...]