Always Until Now: Thoughts on My First Christmas Away From My Family

It's the day after Christmas.  This was the first Christmas I've ever spent with my husband, and the first I've ever not spent with my parents and siblings.  It was weird and nice all at the same time. I missed my own family more than I expected to.  I'm comfortable in routines, and Christopher and I have …

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Overcoming the Toothbrush Gap: a Sibling Post

My brother and I are five years apart, and I can remember the exact moment we both realized just how vast of a gap that is when you're children. It involved toothbrushing, as gross as that is.  We both grew up seeing our parents brush their teeth in a very adult, quick-stroke, foaming-at-the-mouth kind of …

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