Because creativity takes courage

Because creativity takes courage

I had a few hours to myself this morning, so I decided to spend the time in Starbucks working through some ideas. As I was walking out, a man held the door open for me. “I wanted to tell you that I really like your laptop,” he said. “Oh,...
Life in the Middle, Episode 11

Life in the Middle, Episode 11

Alayna and I are back with episode 11 of Life in the Middle! In this FARM LIFE edition, we visit the farm in southern Illinois. Alayna is the one driving in this episode and we discuss our vast farm life knowledge. We take a look at Kent’s farm boy boots, play...
What I loved in June

What I loved in June

I loved June. Goodness. I feel like I became a different person in June. Without the pressure to go to work everyday, I just basically enjoyed life. I spent time with my husband and kids without feeling rushed to cram everything in. I relaxed. I practiced creativity....
My gorilla baby is one

My gorilla baby is one

Can you believe it? It’s already been one year since my close encounter witnessing the birth of a gorilla baby. Little Ali turned one on June 1, and I’ve been meaning to make a trip to visit her before my zoo membership expired today. I finally made it! I...
Walking straight through it

Walking straight through it

One of my favorite things about where we live is going for a walk every day on the trail behind our house. For the past few months, doing that has been a challenge. It has been raining for about four months straight. The prairie behind us has become a lake. Several...