Silly ideas and ghost hugs

Silly ideas and ghost hugs

This may be a silly idea, but this silly idea has been swirling around in my head so much so, it woke me up this morning and it started writing itself in my head. So here I am at my computer typing it out to you, dear reader, whoever and wherever you may be. I [...]

Self worth, lunch dates, sounding selfish and writing any way…

Self worth, lunch dates, sounding selfish and writing any way…

When did we start measuring ourselves? Sizing up our worth? Is it a curse of the human condition? Some humans can live content, settled into a comfortable rhythm with confidence to spare. While others stare into their worth like it's some sort of abyss. I am the second, obviously. I don't know about you, but [...]

Strangers & parking cars – learning how to let our light shine

Strangers & parking cars – learning how to let our light shine

Sometimes I wonder if I would survive better with my heart hardened in this world. Whether it is unprovoked war, pandemic, death, famine, or hate focused on the vulnerable the news seems to spew despair in some form or the other on a daily basis. Well, I am not sure we should even call it [...]

Mean 

Mean 

Fridays are usually my kids favorite days. No homework means straight up fun all afternoon. After the first full week of school I thought my kids would be stoked that Friday afternoon had finally arrived. All seemed good in the car. Of course my momdar (mom + radar) should have gone off when my daughter [...]

Life breathers

Life breathers

In a world that always has fire-breathing dragons we need life-breathers, too. Yesterday was like any other day; work steadily flowing in and projects to complete, kids to love and instruct, bickering to manage, meals to prepare, guilt and stress to squelch, and of course the echoes of the outside world that sneak into our [...]

Humble & Kind

Humble & Kind

Tonight our family went to the local elementary school talent show. My daughter was singing Tim McGraw's Humble & Kind. This show was something so special. There were acts with kids dancing, singing, playing the guitar, clarinet, piano, recorder and trumpet. One child solved the rubik's cube in 56 seconds. There were classes that performed [...]

Day 21: Livy

I want you to meet someone remarkable today. Her name is Livy. At 22 months Livy was diagnosed with Gorlin Syndrome; this is a genetic syndrome that causes the body to create cancerous and noncancerous tumors to grow. In August of 2015, Livy was diagnosed with brain tumors or medulloblastomas. She can not tolerate radiation treatments, [...]

Day 14: She is the perfect combination of Princess and Warrior

  I am so excited to introduce you all to Elayna. She is absolutely radiant! I first came into contact with Elayna and her mom, Lucy while our family was fluttering in September for Unravel. (If you haven't heard about Unravel yet is an organization that was founded to help raise funds for pediatric cancer [...]