An Open Letter to the ALSC: Laura Ingalls Wilder Was Braver Than You

To Whom It May Concern: I've been following the coverage of the ALSC's decision to change the name of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and I have to say it is so, so disappointing.  I understand that you are not banning or censoring her books, and you are certainly welcome to call your award whatever … Continue reading An Open Letter to the ALSC: Laura Ingalls Wilder Was Braver Than You

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When The Lord Gives You Dough, You Eat It

  For Lent this year, I put myself on a mission to “eat healthy.”  Sound vague? Uh, yea, it was harder than figuring out how to make kale taste good.  You know how fad diets always claim they “turn the food pyramid on its head”? Well this was like turning the food pyramid on its … Continue reading When The Lord Gives You Dough, You Eat It

Oh, Birthing Babies

Did you ever notice how adulthood kindof comes in stages?  First there’s the Marriage Stage, where everyone around you seems to get married in the span of a few years, and you’re always going to weddings and engagement parties and bridal showers.  Then comes the Baby Stage, where everybody around you starts having babies, and … Continue reading Oh, Birthing Babies

The Only Thing Standing Between Me and Financial Independence is Money

So last month I had a meeting with our financial adviser at work.  Of all the things about adulthood that I hate - like doing laundry and checking my oil and feeding myself - money is probably the one thing I hate the MOST.  Probably because I really just don’t understand how to manage it. … Continue reading The Only Thing Standing Between Me and Financial Independence is Money