Opinion: How to be Happy During the Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving dear readers. This holiday is one of my favorites. No gifts, no decorating – just good food with those we love (and sometimes drive us crazy) and thankfulness. Lots of thankfulness. For good health. For good friends. For a roof over our heads. For fresh air to breathe. For sunrises and sunsets. And all… read more

Opinion: Unite and Move On

Based on what I have read on social media (and what I have personally been feeling since last night), there are a lot of people who are hurting today. Hurting because their dream didn’t come true, their candidate didn’t win, and they are worried about what Trump being president will mean for all our futures…. read more

Politics: Vote

For the most part I try not to get too political over here on the blog. I wholeheartedly believe that each person is entitled to their own opinion, and to their individual voting rights. What’s most important to me is that we all are as educated as possible about the choices we have, and that… read more

Monday Musings: Poop Happens

This fall has been intense. Running around like a  crazy woman, missing appointments, and barely getting back to people on email kind of intense. Some seasons are like that. I am a parent of 3 (plus a puppy) so I am really used to the constant chaos by now. I am not kidding when I… read more

To My Emma on Her 8th Birthday

When my son turned one, I felt it on my heart to capture the overwhelming sentiments I was feeling in a letter. I wanted to give him some guidelines about how I hoped and dreamed he would live his life. As my oldest girl headed into her 8th birthday last week, I couldn’t help but… read more

Opinion: Choosing Love Over Hatred

Hello dear friends. There have been things happening in this world that have me shaken. Up at night and wondering what the fix is. A fix that will actually work. I’ve wanted to speak out here on the blog but I felt called to really sit and think long and hard about what I wanted… read more

Opinion: Where I Am Right Now

It’s been a while since I’ve gotten sentimental over here on the blog. There has been plenty ruminating around inside my head but I was having a tough time putting words to screen. Since John’s dad passed away this winter I have been feeling an underlying sadness. Frankly I never thought I would be so… read more

PSA: Snow!

We interrupt our regular programming to bring you a public service announcement about snow removal! Here in the Northeast we were hit with another lovely storm. 3-4 inches so far and it’s still trickling down… My mother-in-law (the greenest thumb I know!) is snowed in at our place and this morning we were discussing how… read more

Good News: A Lost Item Found

This is no simple story. It has many moving parts and a few unexpected turns. It takes a while for me to tell it from start to finish, but I can assure you it is well worth telling. Here goes… My dad served our country for 3 years as a Marine, spending the majority of his time… read more

Merry Merry!

  We’ve been in a major tech snafu over here. The writing of this blog is the easy part – but keeping it up and running is the tough part! That being said I have chosen to see the shutting down of my host GoDaddy as a message from the universe to take some time… read more