I started off my career in the journalism business in 2005, but I’ve been a writer most of my life. The first story I remember writing was a tall tale (remember those?) in the second grade about a woman named Logjumping Laferriere. The title character was named after our elementary school P.E. teachers who I apparently thought was capable of clearing rivers log by log. She could jump hundreds of logs at a time. I fail to remember what the point of the story was other than to provide our own spin on American folk lore genre of literature.

I live in a suburb of Dallas, Texas with my husband Brandon and our young son. The chaos of having a baby is no joke. We greatly underestimated what it would be like to have children. I document my parenthood journey sporadically on my blog.

Likes: Jesus, family life,¬†real Christmas trees, discussing politics and religion, watching¬†“Frasier” reruns, riding our bicycles, wearing outdoor performance gear, being professionally awesome.

Dislikes: the nanny state, bad drivers, sushi, video games, anti-trust laws, general governmental thievery, the idea of anyone not knowing Jesus.

The blog title, Good Portion, is a reference to Luke 10:42: “[B]ut one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”