Our Life is…

Hilarious, Joyful, Medically Complex. Food Allergies, Mito, CHD. Toddler, Tween, Teen. A new adventure every day.

Invisible Struggles

This is my daughter. She is a bright, hilarious kid who loves musical theatre, drawing, writing fan-fiction, online gaming, spending time with her friends, and texting/FaceTiming when she can't be with them. This is also my daughter. She needs a... Continue Reading →


One Person’s Annoying Is Another Person’s Inspiring and Heroic.

A year ago today, I bought a bottle of moscato d'asti to open in celebration of the election results. Instead, it was opened in sadness when it was clear that there would be no celebration, at least not in my... Continue Reading →

Love Your Neighbor As Yourself.

I have been in a season that is difficult to describe. Some might call it wrestling with my faith, but that is not it. My faith is fine, stronger than ever. I do not doubt Jesus, nor His love for... Continue Reading →

It Devours! Book Signing with K

Tonight, I took K to see Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink at a book signing of It Devours! at Murder By The Book in Houston. She looooooves Welcome to Nightvale, so it was a very big deal that she was... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Podcasts

Pantsuit Politics. If I could only recommend ONE podcast, it would be this one. It is a political podcast by two women who are friends from college, have different political views (one R, one D) and discuss current events in... Continue Reading →

Saint Motel with N

Last night, I attended a STANDING ROOM ONLY concert with my son. I realized a few of things: I am too old for this. Twenty-somethings are a group of humans I don't understand at all. It was totally worth it.... Continue Reading →

Holiday Memories or Safety? Choose ONE.

This dilemma is often real life for food allergy parents. Why does every single holiday event center around food? Even events held in traditionally food-free, safe spaces for individuals with food allergies become dangerous during the holidays. Here are a... Continue Reading →

My Savior Is Not

Hate. He is love. Walls. He is a table open to all. Nationalism. He is about His Kingdom. Discrimination. He is unity. Indifferent or skeptical of our pain. He climbs down into our grief and hurts with us. Pull yourself... Continue Reading →

Hamilton: A Toddler Musical

Josephine is a "Hammy" super-fan. She is two. Every time we get in the car she says, "I need Hammy!" She isn't a huge talker, but she knows so many parts of the cast recording. The first part she learned... Continue Reading →

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