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



Urbanism, local issues, national 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

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

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

What a Third Party Vote Does (and does not) Accomplish– Oct 30, 2020



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

Camping with Kids: Advice from the Semi-Experienced– August 30, 2017



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

Rescuing My Kids’ Childhood From Fear– February 8, 2020



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

Tongues of Fire and the City is Burning– May 31, 2020



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

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

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

A Taste of Mexico in Madisonville– Soapbox Cincinnati, November 27, 2018*

Julie Bogart’s “The Brave Learner”– Soapbox Cincinnati, January 15, 2019

On the Ground: A New Wave of Residents Brings Stability to Walnut Hills– Soapbox Cincinnati, January 21, 2020

The Crawford Family–2,000 Miles Together– Soapbox Cincinnati, December 1, 2020



*Ohio Society of Professional Journalists award winner



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