What I loved in April

What I loved in April

While January and February felt like the months that would never end, April came and went in two seconds. My head is still spinning from the flurry of activity, the decision-making pressure and the big changes that happened in my life during the first full month of...
Moving on from Halloween

Moving on from Halloween

Around 7:15 last night, we decided to head out for our second round of trick-or-treating. I stood on the sidewalk watching our youngest child and her friend and our oldest child and his friend walk up to strangers’ homes and ring the doorbell. It’s kind of...
A shower made for a storybook

A shower made for a storybook

Do you have a favorite children’s book? You know… that one you can recite from memory because you’ve read it so many times? On Saturday morning, I hopped out of bed early with storybooks on my mind. I sorted through our shelves of books, pulling out...
when family comes around

when family comes around

So often in life I feel like an oddball. I have a weird sense of humor. I feel the need to be creative all. the. time. When I hear a favorite song from my past, I like to sing out. Like at the top of my lungs. But there’s that one group of people that gathers...

practicing gratitude

Last Tuesday, I woke up early and jumped out of bed 45 minutes before my usual wake time. It was the day after Halloween, and we got to bed late the night before. But I was full of energy. It was the first day of November, and oddly, I had been growing more and more...