Modern Farmhouse Custom Build Plan

Am I really doing this? Am I actually at the point where we I can share our house plans with you?! It still doesn't feel real. If you didn’t get a chance to read yesterday’s post about our subdivision progress, check that out here! After interviewing two builders, we signed a contract with a contractor … Continue reading Modern Farmhouse Custom Build Plan

Subdivision: It’s Time to Celebrate! (Maybe)

I can't believe I can share this with you all. It's been 10 months since we moved to York. It's been almost exactly one year since we submitted our subdivision plans to the township, and we finally feel like our home build isn't a maybe thing. It's actually, probably, most-likely happening, people! Last week, we … Continue reading Subdivision: It’s Time to Celebrate! (Maybe)

Practically Radical Vol. 4: Caring for Kids in Group Homes

When we first started posting about some of the simple ways we were taking time out of our day to care for others, my friend, Amy, texted me about a project she was involved in. She is a member of a Birthday Cake Club in a nearby city that provides birthday cakes for kids in … Continue reading Practically Radical Vol. 4: Caring for Kids in Group Homes

“What’s going on with your house?”

The most common question we get these days is, “What’s going on with your home build?” And the answer is everything!! and nothing. We’ve already encountered so many obstacles and we have yet to shovel an ounce of dirt. Part of the problem is that we didn’t have accurate expectations for the process of land … Continue reading “What’s going on with your house?”

The Black Heritage Trail in Boston 

A few weekends ago, Nate and I had the privilege of attending the wedding of one of our past high school youth groups students. Seeing all of the faces of students who were in and out of our house for years was so sweet. Nate and I look back on those days with our living … Continue reading The Black Heritage Trail in Boston 

10 Things I’m Learning about Race

I'm slowly and learning and unlearning some important lessons about race through podcasts, articles, books, the Be the Bridge Facebook group, and activists. I wanted to jot down these ideas while they were fresh in my mind and to track how my thinking changes. These thoughts may not be perfectly worded, but it's where I'm … Continue reading 10 Things I’m Learning about Race

On the Road to Racial Reconciliation: Book Recommendations

I'd like to think I would have been a white ally during the civil rights era. But if I'm not doing it now without much to lose other than some likes on Facebook, I for sure would not have risked my physical safety and social status crossing the bridge to Selma during the civil rights movement. … Continue reading On the Road to Racial Reconciliation: Book Recommendations

Finding Myself in the Midst of Motherhood Part 2: Goal Setting

I recently shared my identity struggle and finding myself in the midst of motherhood. In the spirit of dreaming, here are my goals for the upcoming years. I don’t have a set timeline but most of them can be accomplished or started by my 31st birthday (I turn 30 in August) with the exception of … Continue reading Finding Myself in the Midst of Motherhood Part 2: Goal Setting

Standing with the Vulnerable 

So, I quit my job. Before you assume any conclusions, let me just tell you that I liked my job and the organization I worked for. I had good leaders and amazing coworkers. In fact, this job was very safe and secure and I had no tangible reason to leave. Over the past year, I’ve … Continue reading Standing with the Vulnerable 

On the Road to Racial Reconciliation: Podcast Recommendations

My time at Eastern University encouraged my passion for pursuing social justice. Their mission statement is "Faith, Reason, and Justice." Through my time there and watching my sister-in-law as she worked in urban education, I was inspired to teach in an urban environment. I put on my "White Savior" hat and gallantly rode into the … Continue reading On the Road to Racial Reconciliation: Podcast Recommendations