I wanted to take a family picture

I sent a message in our sibling group text. I said something like, “at our dinner Friday evening I hope we can take some sibling group photos.” Of course I thought to myself: I bet mom would love it if we took a picture ...Read More

Guns in America: Can We Do Anything? (My Story)

Regardless of where you land on the gun debate, in America the phrase, “gun violence” is a huge trigger. Historically when I write about guns, I get hassled. Better, traditionally, if you hassle me, my go to was to shut up, run or redact. ...Read More

Notes from a Plane: Melbourne to Sydney, Australia

Dave & I are on a one hour Qantas Airlines flight from Melbourne to Sydney. This is our first time flying Qantas. Minutes into our journey, the flight attendants serve us a beverage and meat pies. I promptly give Dave my meat pie. “Oh ...Read More

How We Saved The Day: Our journey to England

If I skewed my words ever so slightly, I know I could easily make Dave and me look like the heroes of this story. Instead, I will avoid embellishment, and to the best of my ability, I will tell the straight truth.  Here is ...Read More

Traveling to London: Non-Traditional Families

Last week I found myself sitting in the Salt Lake City airport waiting for our departing flight. I was excited to learn that Dave and I had been upgraded to first class. My period had started hours before and I was excited to have ...Read More

May is Mental Health Month

Recently I noticed that many of my posts are kind of dark, deep dives into heartbreak. I was like,  “Beth, you sound depressed. Why all the big feelings? Are you always this sad?”  Maybe I am depressed. I definitely have very large feelings. Please ...Read More