Make it Monday | Making Fun with Pumpkins, part 2

Last week, we talked about the variety of activities a pumpkin allows us to do. This week, we'll turn our focus to the kitchen. Whether with pumpkin spice or pumpkin puree, pumpkin flavor creates a host of delectable goodies. Depending on the type of kitchen activity you prefer, perhaps you'll find inspiration to satisfy your … Continue reading Make it Monday | Making Fun with Pumpkins, part 2

Make it Monday | Making Fun with Pumpkins, part 1

Whether you like Halloween or not, pumpkins are a mainstay of Fall decorations, food choices, and all-around-fun. Pumpkins come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. From adorable baby pumpkins, to flat, white pumpkins, to humongous, award-winning pumpkins. Some are better for decoration and others for baking. Depending on your preferred way of expressing … Continue reading Make it Monday | Making Fun with Pumpkins, part 1

Reading Wednesday | An Easter Prayer

Spring is all about new life. What better way to show that to little readers than an adorable touch-and-feel board book? An Easter Prayer, by Amy Parker and illustrated by Alison Edgson, wonderfully captures this spirit. Eggs, chicks, and bunnies are common symbols of Easter. In An Easter Prayer, we follow an adorable little bunny … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | An Easter Prayer

Reading Wednesday | Candy Apple Blessings

I'm a big fan of Autumn. So when I spotted a children's book that talked about all the good things about Fall, I couldn't wait to read it. Candy Apple Blessings, illustrated by Maddie Frost, is a fantastic introduction the wonderfulness found between the months of September to November.  Candy Apple Blessings has a fun rhythm … Continue reading Reading Wednesday | Candy Apple Blessings

The Ides of March

Growing up, we loved quoting Shakespeare, especially around the dinner table. The song of the witches in Macbeth is one of my favorites. Seriously, Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog. Too much fun. But when March comes around, Shakespeare's famous line in Julius Caesar is what comes to mind: Beware … Continue reading The Ides of March

Love and Lent

In case you didn't know, today is Valentine's Day. Generally I would not write about this holiday since others share lists and ideas and commentary that seems to cover all aspects of the day. Not to mention, it's a tricky event to address since there is a lot of hurt and expectation surrounding it. Why … Continue reading Love and Lent

New Year, Different Perspective

It's a new year. While most people are setting goals and making resolutions, I'm still recovering from the holidays to truly focus on the fact that the calendar year has changed. Because of this, I find myself living into the seasons more than a date. So this post is for all of you who didn't … Continue reading New Year, Different Perspective

Living in the in Between

The week between Christmas and New Years is an awkward time. Christmas is over, but lights and trees are still up. The year is ending, but the new one hasn't begun. We feel sluggish from the holiday sweets, but not ready to start new year resolutions. It's an in between time that doesn't feel like … Continue reading Living in the in Between

The Light of Christmas

Christmas, that most wonderful time of the year. It can be also be challenging: winter storms muddle travel, parties over-fill our calendar, family can have its own dynamics. Nevertheless, it has always been my favorite holiday. To me, Christmas has a certain magic. The sparkly lights, snow glistening on the ground, carols on the radio, … Continue reading The Light of Christmas

A Writer’s Advent – Peace

It's that most wonderful time of the year. But even with lights, family, presents, holiday movies, and great food, one emotion often eludes us: Peace. We can have everything on our wish list, but that settled calm seems to slip through our fingers. We may ask ourselves why we feel disquieted on such a silent … Continue reading A Writer’s Advent – Peace