The following list contains samples of my most representative writing from the past few years, published both here and elsewhere.



Urbanism, Cincinnati politics, and reflections on city life:

Urbanism, Sub-urbanism, and Why I’m Tiring of the Streetcar Debate– October 2, 2012

Is the Urban Middle-Class Destined for Extinction?– January 21, 2013

But Does It Really Matter?– April 12, 2013

Urban Families: How To Get Them and How To Keep Them– January 12, 2014

Why Diversity Matters To A Conservative Mom Like Me– May 10, 2014

Gentrification And the Rest of Us– April 26, 2016

Field Notes From A Gentrifier, Part I: How I Became The Enemy– July 13, 2017


Family life, homeschool, and the outdoors:

Go Play Outside: 10 Tips for Hiking With Kids– October 3, 2014

Why We Don’t “Do” Disney– May 13, 2015

How We Homeschool– October 29, 2015


Personal reflections on life, marriage, and motherhood:

The Hardest Part of Motherhood– June 18, 2013

Why I’m Thankful For Winter– February 1, 2014

I Met Him In A Bar– February 12, 2016

Saying Yes, Saying No, and What Comes Next– July 27, 2016

To The Woman Who Wants to Be a Mom (But Isn’t)– May 13, 2017


Theology and faith:

The Blessing of Daily Bread– August 26, 2014

How Your Church Can “Strengthen The Hand of the Poor”– October 26, 2014

Doing the Hard Things– April 9, 2015

An Ode To The Imperfect Church– January 12, 2016



One Small Change: Listen Anyway– AddieZierman.com, How to Talk Evangelical, December 18, 2013

Group Celebrates 50 Years of Saving Buildings and Improving Neighborhoods– Soapbox Cincinnati, October 28, 2014

If Not Me, Who? Social Entrepreneur Derrick Braziel Answers the Call– Soapbox Cincinnati, February 24, 2015

What Good is a Tree?– Keep Cincinnati Beautiful blog, April 15, 2015

How Larry Bourgeois Became the Patron Saint of Espresso– Soapbox Cincinnati, June 9, 2015

Crime and the Built Environment– Keep Cincinnati Beautiful blog, June 23, 2015

Transformed By Tattoos– Lookout Magazine, September 27, 2015

The City Is a Mission Field (But Not Only in the Way You Think)– Lookout Magazine, May 1, 2016

100 Years in Cincinnati: The Story of Our Living Centenarians– Soapbox Cincinnati, April 4, 2017

40-Year Growth Spurt: Covington Business Then and Now– Soapbox Cincinnati, July 25, 2017


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