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.
We had a blast recording two episodes with J.A. Medders from HomeRow. On the first episode we chatted about our book, how we got the deal, our favorite resources on writing, and how the ministry started. The second episode is all about micro-blogging—what it is, how it’s different from blogging, and why men don’t seem […]
November 30, 2019
What would you do? For my sisters-in-law and me, this is a question you’ll frequently hear us ask one another. Sometimes it’s shouted over the laughter and squeals of our children while we sit in lawn chairs in the backyard. Sometimes it’s muffled as one of us is buckling a 5-point harness in the minivan. Sometimes […]
September 16, 2019
It was such a joy to join Stefanie and Joanna on the Daily Grace podcast to talk about one of Emily and my favorite topics, personal conscience. We make thousands of decisions every day, but do we understand the process we go to make them? On this podcast Emily and I chat about the gray […]
August 30, 2019
This was a fun, authentic conversation about parenting with Andrea Burke. On the show, Emily and I discuss with Andrea how we find “success” as mothers, what discipleship looks like, how to deal with mom-guilt and more. Listen to this interview with Emily and I here, or anywhere podcasts are streamed. Photo by Emilie Christensen on Unsplash
August 24, 2019
If you’re like me, with a quick swipe through Instagram, you’re quickly caught up by a well-curated bedroom, a friend’s new home, or the perfect tablescape. As I flip through these images, I sometimes find myself growing discontent with the home God’s given me, and jealous when I can’t afford or create what I think […]
April 17, 2019
Hi friends! My name is Laura Wifler. I’m the co-founder and Executive Director of Risen Motherhood, a nonprofit ministry that brings gospel-hope to moms. I’m a wife to Mike and momma to three young children, Eli (6), Colette (4), and Eden (21 months) and we live in middle of the cornfields of central Iowa. My days […]
April 13, 2019