Generosity

Yesterday I had a casual conversation with an old man named Ken. He was selling tree tops that were as large as Christmas trees and I,...

Work Station

One adjustment to being a mother is figuring out a work space for the work that needs to be done at a desk: paying bills, thinking...

Home Assessment 3.12.20

I recently read about how writing a narrative of your day is a great way to get a bird's eye view of how things are going in life; for...

Bravery (Or A Pot of Beans)

Yesterday I made a huge pot of pinto beans. They simmered all day and made my home smell like my childhood - we ate a lot of beans...

Home Assessment 2.3.2020

I recently read about how writing a narrative of your day is a great way to get a bird's eye view of how things are going in life; for...

Home Assessment 1.11.2020

I recently read about how writing a narrative of your day is a great way to get a bird's eye view of how things are going in life; for...

When Someone Plays to Help

Throughout my teen years I had a good family friend with whom I occasionally played tennis. He was a fantastic tennis player and helped...

Beautiful Evenings

So much has been written about morning and evening routines. I heartily acknowledge they matter and that is why I am unhappy with my...

Revolutionize Your Day With This Tool

This is for everyone but especially the stay-at-home-moms and homemakers of the world: here is the oomph you need to thrive today. And...

Sowing and Reaping

"And to write is to sow and to reap at the same time." Ellie Wiesel in Memoirs Mr. Wiesel is an author and holocaust survivor. I'm...

River

There is a certain smell that can only be a river. Freshwater, pungent, earth-laced, mossy, cool, wet – all these can be tasted as I walk...

Glamming.

Dale and I had fancy drinks and sushi at a rooftop bar in Bellevue on Saturday night. It had been a dream of mine since I'd heard about...

Looking For Great Conversations

I recently took a trip back to Indiana to visit family and friends. It was only my fourth time back to visit the land of my husband’s...

Season of Slippage

I set out to make 2019 the year of writing and of reading Shakespeare. I've been plugging away on my laid out plans to do just that when...

Habits For My Toddlers

I’ve been musing over what I’ve been training my toddlers to do, and why. This is kind of a journal entry of sorts, marking for myself...

Is There Just One Way To Love?

Recently a wise woman told me to ask more questions. I thought this great advice but I asked her why anyway. “It’s the only way to love...

Moving Along Helps Me – Does it You?

I read this morning that some people write after they have a clear plan, and some write with no plan. For that second group, the plan...

Blowing Bubbles in the Snow

We blow them, one or four at a time Rainbow balls bursting forth Sparkling in the sun What a treat to see your little lips puckering Your...