Hi, I’m Lindsay.
I’m so glad you are here. I started this blog in 2011 as a way to keep family and friends updated on our adoption journey. Turns out, keeping people updated and journaling is not really my thing. I’m probably the only writer in the world who can not keep a journal to save my life. I’m better at observing and living in moment. I spend most of my time listening to those around me and searching for meaning in the midst of the mundane. So this is my little space to share and discuss those moments with you.
I decided I wanted to be a writer when I was 12. 11 years, 3 different college majors, and an English degree later, I became one. After working in the nonprofit world, I eventually became a freelance business writer and public relations consultant for the flexibility of being at home. After my third child was born, I began submitting parenting articles to magazines. I found my happy place. My writing work has appeared in Hello, Dearest, Family Fun, Thriving Family, The Flame, Nature, Biotech and Commerce magazines. For 3 years, I wrote a quarterly column for Between the Lines magazine with 2 of my dearest friends. I write because I love words, because I love my people (that’s you), and because I can’t imagine not writing.
I met my husband during my freshman year of college on a blind date. We’ve lived in 4 different states and 6 different houses over the past 17 years. Despite the fact that we are both introverts who like quiet spaces and being alone, we had 3 children the old fashioned way and adopted our 4th child from China when she was 3 years old. We have a saying in our house, “There’s the easy way and there’s the Tallman way.” Together, we here at Team Tallman are working hard to keep the suburbs interesting.
I love God and my passion is to encourage women to live an authentic life that reflects their values. I’m a recovering perfectionist and people pleaser. I’ve been on a journey to live a more simple and quiet life. I’m learning how to find joy in the midst of chaos. Confession, I spend some serious time crying in the bathroom. I’m definitely a work in progress, but I hope you will join me in the journey!