Tiffany Gee Lewis is a freelance journalist and children’s book author. Based in the Pacific Northwest, she and her family are on a year-long sabbatical in Oxford, England.

There are five things every kid should know how to do before leaving home: iron a shirt, scrub a bathroom, wash dishes by hand, take a load of laundry from start to finish and learn to cook
As the World Wide Web turns 30 years old, a whole slew of articles and books have emerged to analyze what we’ve gained and what we’ve lost through the internet
I was at an evensong service in the storied Westminster Abbey in London just a few weeks ago and it struck me: I love church
Having watched nearly 75 videos over the shoulder of my youngest son, I’ve wondered: What is it that Dude Perfect has tapped into? What keeps kids coming back?
If we want to shape the future, we need to look to the past, to the women and men who fought for a cause much larger than themselves, believing that good would prevail.
Here’s the thing about driving in the United Kingdom: driving on the left-hand side of the road is the easy part.
The ancient structures of Europe come at a cost. Yet they remind us of bygone empires, and of our fleeting, flighty, precious lives.
If we are to learn from our children, this is what I’ve learned from my son with sky-high dreams.
My record finish started as a family fun ride along the Tour’s route in Belgium. Then we got stranded in the middle of the race.
If we weren’t putting our home into the hands of other people, I wouldn’t be nearly this obsessive.
In 2013, Sadie-jo made a goal to run every day, all summer. She hasn’t stopped since.
The dreams we purchase have a magic about them, but they don’t change us. It’s a lesson I want my son to learn through his own experience.
I am nearly 40, and I still find service inconvenient and time-consuming. Perhaps this is the thorn in my side as I strive to follow Jesus Christ.
We are a family suckered in by freebies: the water bottles emblazoned with company logos, those silicon wristbands with inspiring messages, the canvas conference bags. In the war against clutter, I am on the losing end.
With a few symbolic exceptions, everything Jesus Christ did was to heal, to transform or bring life. Christ was a creator and a restorer in his premortal life and his mortal life, and he continues to bring life and light to the world.
The word “thrift” has all but disappeared from our modern-day lexicon. And that’s a crying shame. More than 50 percent of Americans live up to or above their income. Which means I have a lofty goal to Make Thrift Cool Again.
Our children, to be frank, are soft. We tell them about grit, then drive them to basketball practice. We tell them to do chores, but it’s mostly about cleaning their expansive bedrooms.
I see a lot of 20-somethings wandering around these days, trying to find their “thing.” In the meantime, they’re working part time at a movie theater and living in their parents’ basement. It’s time to change the narrative around work.
Most happiness hacks are just that — fleeting. They quickly lose their shine. Lasting happiness has to come from a different place.
I always take a little dip into the blue this time of year. However, instead of eating chocolate or bingeing on Hallmark movies, here are some tips to survive and thrive through the dark days of winter.
If you’re on the fence about putting a young child in school, I have one piece of advice: wait a year.
To be left on the side of the road is the ultimate insult. It says: I didn’t have the time to pull over and throw you away properly. Or: you went flying off the back of my truck without me noticing. Or: I walked away from you and didn’t turn back.
This holiday season, I’m grateful to the men and women who do all the things I cannot do.
Coming back to books was like sitting down to a three-course meal after a decade of fast food. I had forgotten what long-form writing tasted like. It tasted like joy and beauty and heartbreak and hope.
I believe we all have an alter ego, that natural man or woman, who we fight against. Recognize her, so that when she starts to appear, you can put her in her place and get to work.