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Danielle Tumminio
Danielle Tumminio

Danielle Elizabeth Tumminio is an Episcopal priest, life coach, and writer. She lectures at Yale University and is the author of God and Harry Potter at Yale.

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Danielle Tumminio

The Stroller Story

There’s a lot to worry about when you’re pregnant: Is your baby developing properly? Are you gaining a healthy amount of weight? Do you want to know the baby’s sex? What about names? And childcare? And a nursery?

Like many other women, when I found out that my husband and I were expecting, my head became the headquarters of Worry Central, but curiously, I wasn’t overly concerned about birth defects or college costs. I was singularly, obsessively focused on one thing: Read More


Christmas Story

Recently someone asked me whether I plan to tell my future little girl (I’m five months pregnant) that there’s a Santa Claus.

“Well, there is a Santa Claus,” I said.

“Oh, you have the schtick down, already, huh?” she said.

“No, I mean it. There’s a Santa Claus, and I’ve met him. I met him in Chicago.”

The lady raised her eyes in skepticism, and then I told her the story: Read More

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We celebrated every Thanksgiving with my Uncle Steve and his family when I was a little girl, and one of my favorite parts was when dessert came out and we would get to eat Uncle Steve’s Apple Pie. Because my uncle was diabetic, we never added sugar to his pie, but somehow, it was always the most popular dish at the holiday feast. Read More

Sinfully Good

This is one of my favorite go-to fall recipes because it’s easy, ridiculously tasty, and also super healthy.

I splurge and buy the pre-chopped butternut squash (and sometimes even the pre-chopped onion…shhh….don’t tell anyone!), and that renders the chopping prep that comes with most soups non-existent. Plus, my home smells incredible while the butternut squash is roasting. Yum! Read More