On preparing to be a parent [and the things we just can’t prepare for]

I am less than 3 weeks away from our due date. This amount of time feels both super close and terribly far away. Both exciting and terrifying. Baby bird [who is a boy--for those of you who only follow the blog] is kicking and moving and our midwife keeps calling him a little peanut because …

Be the __________: a look at how our choices make a global impact

IJM recently raided a factory location in India because women and children were being forced to work a ridiculous amount of hours each day in manual factory labor. They were locked up. Unable to sleep. Hardly eating. Thank goodness, a just government official caught wind of the situation and reported it to higher authorities.  I …