Ten Ways to Not Waste Your Summer Reading List.

I treat Amazon Prime like it’s my personal library where I never have to return the books. [Kellan finds this habit positively charming and NOT OBNOXIOUS AT ALL.] But SWEET FANCY MOSES, when you can buy books for a penny with a click?! Be still my beating heart. If you spent a … [Read more...]

She runs. [How moms are like Marines.]

When I think about my mom, I think about the Marines. It’s an unlikely pairing, given that the only uniform my mother has ever worn is a cringe-worthy little number from her high school cheerleading days. However, several years ago my husband’s dog-eared copy of It Happened on … [Read more...]

The Tyranny of “Nice Girl”.

“Bloody, dirty and messy aren’t words that you normally hear at a women’s conference—but perhaps it’s time that we change that. God did not design you to be a nice girl—he designed you to be a dangerous one.” If you want to see me leap wildly out of my seat and start doing a … [Read more...]

Hope Moves.

Over the past 48 hours, we’ve debated, reposted, and used #butyouwanttotalkaboutleggings to sound the alarm on a host of issues that are making our stomachs churn and our hearts break. A community of women and men that want so much more than trivial debates have banded together, … [Read more...]

From Baubles to Businesswomen.

“If girls get a chance, in the form of an education or a microloan, they can be more than baubles or slaves; many of them can run businesses.” -Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky Exchanging sex for money to care for her child was her last resort. We winced … [Read more...]

The Boy with the Brown Eyes.

I couldn't tear my eyes away. I have subscribed to all the usual suspects on Twitter, CNN and BBC and every “breaking news” feed that I could find. A wealth of information at my fingertips, one mindless click away. Daily, I scroll through, growing progressively more numb with … [Read more...]