“Here, Mom, I picked these pretties for our party,” our young daughter exclaimed as her clutched hands pushed forth a wild flower weeds and daffodil mixture bouquet from our garden. […]


The Best Defense

Apr 2, 2014 by

You know how they say the best defense is a good offense? Of course, I’m not sure who “they” are. I was never much of an athlete. Truth be told, […]


I’ve been a DIY blogger for seven years and I always regret not taking more before photos. Will I ever learn? When you are in the midst of the before […]

Pottery Repaired With Gold: More Beautiful Because It Was Broken

Last week, I was trying to quickly put away dishes, mumbling under my breath about roommates who never clean up after themselves, when a ceramic bowl slipped out of my […]


The Saturday morning after Christmas I opened our bedroom door, stepped into the Camp family version of Noah’s flood, and screamed. A pipe backed up and dumped my daughter’s draining […]


It wasn’t easy to be a woman in ancient Israel. Unable to hold property or give testimony in a court of law, a woman’s place was in the home, caring […]

Young ballerina at sunset

It seems like January mornings are as discombobulated as September ones are, at least in my house. Two weeks off of school for the holidays, plus another few days of […]

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It was 5:25 and I was in line at Target. I should have been pulling into my kids’ day care, which was about 5 minutes from Target. I typically pick […]