Finding a bison in a haystack

Finding a bison in a haystack

If you wanted to see a herd of 80 bison that live in a forest preserve in the suburbs of Chicago, how hard do you think it would be? Bison are huge creatures. There are 80 of them. And they are roaming around an area that isn’t typically the home to such a...
Moving on from Halloween

Moving on from Halloween

Around 7:15 last night, we decided to head out for our second round of trick-or-treating. I stood on the sidewalk watching our youngest child and her friend and our oldest child and his friend walk up to strangers’ homes and ring the doorbell. It’s kind of...
Some days you need to run away

Some days you need to run away

When I write on my blog, I get to the end of a post and I see the list of similar posts I’ve written in the past. Lately, I’ve been clicking the links and reading stories that I wrote about seasons of our life I can barely remember. I’m amazed that...
When motherhood calls…

When motherhood calls…

I was standing in the middle of a farmer’s field Wednesday night, staring intently at the black sky when my phone rang. I could see a red haze creating a glow across the dark horizon. I looked down at the device in my hand. I didn’t recognize the number....
The writing on the wall

The writing on the wall

Tuesday morning I woke up from a deep sleep with an immediate feeling of panic. “Ugh,” was the first thought that ran through my mind. “I can’t believe we’re sending our kids to school today.” It was kind of ironic actually. Not...