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...]

Ten Things We Should Get Angry About Before Yoga Pants.

Edit: Well friends, it would seem that yoga pants have broken the internet yet again. :) I've closed the comments on this one, because they derailed into a debate about the merits of spandex. Our goal here isn't to debate modesty [though we believe modesty is important], but if … [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...]

Band-Aid Charity.

"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter-when you see the naked, to … [Read more...]