Category: Purely Personal

Flashback Friday: Deck the Alls

Sadly, it’s the day after Thanksgiving, which means – sadly – this will likely be happening at my house this weekend. Pray for me. Last weekend our family participated in a time-honored annual tradition...

Rewind: Insights on Incisors, Part Two

I’m enjoying some long-awaited downtime with my family this week. The following post originally appeared on February 19, 2009.   This is an unplanned follow up to a previous post, if you’d like to...

Flashback Friday: Parenting 101

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   When you have four kids, people wrongly assume that you’re a...

Standing in the Shadow of the Kingdom

If you’re a regular reader, you’re well aware of my love of all things Disney. I love the parks, I love the culture, I love their obsessive attention to detail and their fastidious commitment...

One Question Wednesday

Today I’ll sit down for the first time with my newly-hired administrative assistant. My former assistant Kristy is in the throes of full-time mommyhood (mommydom? mommyland?), and so a new chapter in the Summit’s Connections...

Graduated Reality

It’s a text that a parent is never quite ready for. I was sitting in a meeting yesterday afternoon when the familiar “ding” escaped from my phone. Noticing that it was a message from one...