I started blogging in 2010. Named after the street of my first home, Oakland Avenue, my first blog was where I where I fell in love with the craft of writing and the beauty of interior design. It was the heyday of blogging and I jumped on the bandwagon with all the fever and enthusiasm I could muster. While I don't blog like that anymore, I'm thankful for those days because they led me here. I actually removed all the archives of that blog a year or two ago. (Don't worry, I printed them out and they're in a book now.) But I've found I still need a place to keep the features and writing I have on other sites, so that's what this space is for.
If you'd like to keep up with where I'm at on the internet, this is the place.
Running a nonprofit ministry geared toward moms of young children means our inbox continually fills with questions about parenting and marriage. One of the most frequent is, “How do you do date night?” As married moms of littles, we understand firsthand where this question is coming from. Like our podcast listeners, we look for reasons […]
February 21, 2019
What are you doing for Sabbath rest?” my sister-in-law asked me. After sharing how overwhelmed I felt in this season of raising young children, I laughed. “Sabbath? I don’t have time for a Sabbath!” I replied. A few minutes later, she told me to open my phone to a Venn diagram. With a few strokes […]
February 19, 2019
Growing up, my mom and dad had a favorite saying: “Remember who you are!” They said it each day we left for school, when we went to a friend’s house, or when I complained in aisle five that they wouldn’t buy me fudge cookies. It was a loaded phrase that came with layers of meaning: […]
January 21, 2019
Laura Wifler has been married for seven years, is a mother to three young children and loves to dream, create, and share the good news of the gospel with women. Laura has been featured on everything from BabyCenter and DesignSponge, to The Gospel Coalition and the PCA women's ministry blog, enCourage. Laura likes her coffee black, going on hikes, dabbling in DIY and decorating, reading books with real pages to turn, and having impromptu dance parties in the kitchen with her children. Laura and her family reside in central Iowa.