Nearly ten years ago I walked into our house in Cheverly, Maryland for the first time, but it wasn't yet our house. We had been looking at the house next door when we ran into the next door neighbor who told us their house was...

I was at work last Thursday when I received the call from the school that every parent dreads: My eight-year-old daughter had been discovered with nits in her hair, on suspicion of lice. Actually, she was not alone. A bunch of children in the class had...

I️ feel a little bit brittle today. A little bruised from the news, a lot raw from Veterans Day, and broken hearted for a loved one. I️ find myself catching my breath, trying to keep all the pieces together while the spiderwebs cracks race through my...

Does Thanksgiving give anyone else "spiritual" anxiety? If I’m honest, reflecting on blessings is sometimes hard. Not because I have a shortage of things for which to be thankful, but because I’m never quite sure my heart is as thankful as it should be. Give two seconds' thought...

Until last Sunday, the attacks always happened somewhere else.  The mass shootings.  The random acts of violence.  I watched news coverage and cried and prayed for those people, far away, who lost their lives. But last Sunday, the attack happened at First Baptist Church in Sutherland...

For those who are unaware, in mid-October, actress Alyssa Milano shared on Twitter: "Me too. Suggested by a friend: If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote "me too" as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude...

I am six months pregnant and the mother of a precocious 2 ½ year old daughter. I am also a lawyer (sometimes), a writer (occasionally), a speaker (when invited), a wife, a daughter, and a friend. Like you, I’m certain, I wear a lot of...

What says "It's fall" to you? A few things do it for me. Multi-colored leaves crunching under my feet, sweater-wearing, apple-picking, and pumpkin cooking. Let me tell you, I wasn't always a pumpkin cooking type of gal. The only times I used pumpkin in a recipe,...

My first child was just four months old when we went on our first vacation with her to a small, quiet island in Florida. As I strapped my baby girl into my infant carrier and hugged her close to my chest, I took a short...

My Dear Chesed, Naming. It has been happening since the beginning of creation. God gave Adam the responsibility and honor of naming first the animals and then his own wife! Every two seconds in the world, a new child is born and given a name. Someone (usually...