In a time when we are all encouraged to practice self-care, whether as mothers, fathers, single, married, older, or younger, we are simultaneously pressured to find that nebulous 'thing' that helps each of us capture what will restore our weary souls. Then, if we do discover it, we must find a way to incorporate it … Continue reading Make it Monday | Making Room to Recharge
Six months ago today, my husband and I welcomed our baby boy into our lives. That day changed many things, as new babies do, but it also opened the door for much self-learning. The past 184 days have held challenge and joy, weakness and strength. Motherhood isn't for the faint of heart, but the smile … Continue reading 184 Days of Motherhood
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
This past year has been one of the biggest adventures of my life. It's held ups and downs, twists and turns, good fortune and unexpected challenges. Most of all, it has all revolved around becoming a mom. We had just gotten a puppy, so when we somewhat unexpectedly discovered we had a little one on … Continue reading A Rollercoaster Year
Joy, an emotion that lights up the eyes of a child when they open a gift to find their dreams come true. It fills the soul like a warm cup of soup on a winter's night. It switches out wrinkles for smile lines on the eldest person's face. No time is joy more easily come … Continue reading The Writer’s Advent – Joy
The Cottage, a novel by Michael Phillips, is the second book in his Secrets of the Shetlands series. The story follows Allonnah "Loni" Ford in her discovery of her past, her identity, and her future.Having received a letter that a distant relative passed away, leaving her a cottage, Loni decides she must see it for herself … Continue reading A Review: The Cottage by Michael Phillips
As school lets out and summer begins, what are some of your favorite summertime memories? Childhood memories of summer are often synonymous with the word freedom. No homework. No getting up early to catch the bus. No having to sit at a desk for hours. Finally we had the chance to do fun stuff like pool … Continue reading Memories of Summer
In anticipation of Memorial Day this weekend, I decided to share a post I wrote several years ago. It says well what I’d still say today.
I’ve always considered myself to be patriotic. I love flag etiquette, singing the national anthem and other patriotic songs, and studying about how we became this great nation. However, it wasn’t until this weekend that I realized those feelings are actually thanks to my family.
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