New York Times
Making Order Out of Chaos
Modern Love A Child of Two Worlds
Modern Love Podcast
A Child of Two Worlds, read by Mireille Enos
Running the World, Djibouti
A Muslim, a Christian, and a Baby Named God
Now published in the Norton Reader Anthology!
When I was a Health Risk to Society
Are Missionary Kids Missionaries?
Why I’m Afraid of American Christians
Another Chance to Be Afraid
I’m Not Called to Keep My Kids Safe
Book Review: Dangerous Territory
Learning to Love Modern Day Lepers
What Happened When I Lost My Literary Agent. Twice.
How (and why) to Tell the Stories of “Quiet” Influencers
The Most Unlikely Marathoners in the World (Somaliland Marathon)
Witnesses of the Kingdom
A Love Stronger than Fear
Unclean, but Called Clean
The Grit and Grace Project
When You Feel Alone in Your Beliefs, Try This.
Somaliland, My First Heartbreak
The Sunlight Press
Blood, Sweat, and Words
Christmas in the Devil’s Lair
On the Run in Djibouti City (feature article and magazine cover)
This American Man and his Family are on the Front Lines of the Global Refugee Crisis
The Big Roundtable
The Proper Weight of Fear
The Long Run
What Not to Say to the Parents of Boarding School Kids (picked up from Brain Child)
24 Hours in Djibouti
The Curator Magazine
Searching for the Divine in Djibouti
The Other Journal
Split Me Open
African Business Magazine
Women’s World Magazine
10 Arguments for Letting Kids Stay Inside All Day
When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work
Djiboutian Women at the Gym
5 Things Cigaal Shidaad Taught a Foreigner
Christian Science Monitor
Running with Sheep
Running While Female and Foreign
The Smart Set
Pleasure and Pain, in The Smart Set
Bring a Big Knife to School Day, *2013 Best American Travel Writing Notable Essay
Failing to Learn Somali
All Beans, No Tomatoes: work, uncertainty and faith in the Horn of Africa
Beyond the Blog
What Happens When Your Essay is Chosen for the Modern Love Podcast
I Know I Should Boast about Battle Scars
Traveler, Writer, or Mother?
Can Kids Make Us Happy?
How to Wake Up a Teenager in 16 Easy Steps
Things No One Told Me About Grief
Mommy, Why Do Muslims Do a Dance When They Pray?
Contributor Blog Posts at Brain, Child
Where Expatriates Belong
Motherhood is Gross
The Happy Middle Years
I Don’t Promise to Keep My Kids Safe
What Not to Say to the Parents of Boarding School Kids
Samia, Somalia, and Running for Last Place
Pirates, Presidents, and a 15k
Running the Streets of Djibouti, Djibouti
Dining in Djibouti
Interview with the Somali National Team
Is Jesus a Liar?
Grown and Flown
Mom Where is the …?
Running Mentors – print magazine
Family Fun Magazine
Family Olympics, keeping in touch long distance
Africa or Disney World?
A Djiboutian Refuge
Beirut Has a Trash Problem
Who Was Hawa Tako?
Around the World in Toilets
Letter from Bankoulé
Dreams of Djiboutian Glory
Tea Time at the TB Clinic
Light Upon Light
The Hard Work of Unemployment
A Harvest of Salt
The Audacity of Nairobi
Djibouti’s White Gold
Being an American Mom, Raising Kids in Djibouti
To the Mom Who Just Had Twins: You Can Do This
People Say We Fight A Lot
22 Ways Teenagers are Basically Super-Sized Toddlers
Moving Toward Brokenness
Dear Mom of the Crying Baby on the Airplane, *top Babble post
When Letting Go Means Leaning into Mystery, *editor’s pick
When Letting Go is Right But Still Breaks Your Heart
How to Go on a Marriage Retreat Without Going on a Marriage Retreat, *editor’s pick of the month
When All the Other Moms Still Have Babies
Am I a Bad Mother or Has Africa Run Out of Shoes?
Desperate, Dependent, Breathless Parenting
Are You Mom Enough? *included in upcoming anthology (October 2014)
Flee to the Cross
Citizens of Heaven
Fearfully and Wonderfully Drawn
Diapers, Nursing, Clinging to Christ
Christ and Pop Culture
#Bringbackourgirls, Helping and Hoping in the Face Remote Tragedy
The Good Female Samaritan
Another Chance to Be Afraid – and Trust God
Are You Afraid of Muslims?
Mothers Always Write
My Little Garbage Collector
Contributing Blogger at SheLoves Magazine and A Life Overseas. Other guest blog posts.