A Whole Year Without Frivolous Purchases

The Year without a Purchase: One Family’s Quest to Stop Shopping and Start Connecting by Scott Dannemiller Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press Scott Dannemiller and his wife decided to go a full year without purchasing anything other than necessities — that is, groceries, toilet paper, and the like. That means when the toaster oven started […]

The Book You Will Want to Give to All Your Friends with Babies

Are you looking for a gift for a new mama? Something that is not another onesie, blanket, or squishy rattly toy? Try this: Around the World in 80 Purees. This is a brand new cookbook (out today!) for baby food. But not just your regular pureed carrots baby food; this is about going global. I am […]

A Relatable Book About Intention that Recognizes a Parent’s Busy-ness

Living with Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace, and Joy by Mallika Chopra In this book Mallika Chopra — daughter of Deepak Chopra — explores the topic of intention, specifically how she set out to live an intention-filled life as a self-proclaimed soccer mom. I really enjoyed this book because it showed that […]

Faith and Existence

Faith is a difficult thing. We are taught in school that theories need proof. We need to be able to support our arguments with hard facts and scientific data. And finding information is easier than ever, thanks to the internet — unlike the days of my school reports, which required a library visit and rifling […]

I Am Not Colorblind

I grew up in a place that I am realizing is somewhat of an anomaly. I grew up in schools where kids were white, black, Middle Eastern, Korean, Chinese, Hispanic, biracial. My friends, neighbors, and classmates practiced a variety of religions, or no religion at all. I had babysitters who were white, who were black, […]