Category: Be You

I told you I was shutting down my blog this summer as my family moves from Ohio to South Dakota, but I just gotta share something. Then I’ll go dark again, I promise.

We are temporarily living in a college rental house. Think keg parties and red Solo cups. Come August, this grand house will get all the excitement she can ... Read More


Last Wednesday, I assumed we would spend the summer couch surfing while my husband looked for a job. Silly me. Never assume.

Thursday, the moving van showed up.

Friday, we loaded three kids and a GoldenDoodle into the car with everything we would need for the next three months.

Saturday, we crushed roller coasters at the Mall of America in Minneapolis.

Sunday, we arrived ... Read More


I’m about to go dark on you. Not dark as in a trench coat, heavy boots and lots of black eye liner. I’m about to say goodbye.

Okay, that was a touch overly dramatic of me. Let me try again. I’m going to dedicate this summer to writing a book that will be released by Baker Publishing in 2020. I’m going ... Read More


What are you remembering this Memorial Day?

Are you remembering to take the potato salad to Aunt Lucy’s picnic?

Are you remembering the people who have fought for our freedom?

Are you remembering the person who took a huge piece of your heart when he or she died?

I’ve been living on the edge of uncertainty for several months now. My basketball coaching husband ... Read More


Are you flipping out about life right now? You may be happy to know you’re not alone. I have some teacher friends who will tell you this time of year is wack-a-doodle. Frazzled nerves, to-do lists up the wazoo, and a strange combination of melancholy and glee.

Next, we have the parents who are planning graduation parties for their high school ... Read More


Are you okay? Is everything alright? Are you waiting for someone?

Yes. Yes. And yes.

The last place I expected to find myself last Friday night was on a curb outside a Speedway gas station in a town with no posted population.

But there I was. Desperately wanting to be home after a week on the road and instead stranded in a parking ... Read More


My birthday is tomorrow, and I need your help deciding what to get myself. What I really want is for my husband to get a job, but since I don’t have any control over that, I’m going with Plan B. What I want for my birthday is to get high.

Now, I think we’ve known each other long enough for you ... Read More


We have a guest blog today from my dear friend, Christa (Miss Christa as we call her in our house). She moved to NYC from little ole Athens a few years ago. When she first moved, she saw everything through the eyes of an Ohio girl. Lately, she has noticed her vision narrowing, so she decided to do something about ... Read More


Have you ever found a penny on the ground and thought, “WOO HOO! I’m rich!”

Yeah, me neither.

I do like pennies though. Several years ago I got something in my head about pennies from Heaven so now when I find one randomly lying on my laundry room floor I think about how much God loves me.

That’s a nice feeling.

Saul has a ... Read More


Hi, my name is Sarah and I have hacked into Nicole’s account. It’s ok-I’m on her kindness team and she said just this one time she would let me share my thoughts with everyone instead of her regular Monday blog. Hope that’s ok with y’all.

Did you catch her on the Price is Right? If not, check out the link here ... Read More