Look Up

Over a week ago, my cell phone finally bit the dust. I guess it can only be thrown across the driveway so many times before it waves its white flag. Internally, I acknowledged the inconvenience of my current situation and then I decided to embrace a digital detox for the next few days. I had […]

We Made It

Now that I am an avid participant in social media, I’m sometimes uncomfortable with the idea of presenting a manicured “reel” of moments or insights from my life that don’t accurately portray the messiness of it all. So friends, here are some highlights from the week. These include those unseen, uncomfortable, or less than stellar […]

Recipes for Growing Young

This book, Julia, Child  by Kyo Maclear has been traveling around my house for weeks now. It’s a library book I’ve renewed three times, I can’t bear to part with it. Perhaps this is a clear indication I should buy it. The illustrator, Julie Morstad, must be mentioned because the pictures are what truly bring […]

Navigating the Mental Clutter

I love this story for so many reasons. I may have overlooked it if it hadn’t sparked such meaningful dialogue with Owen after reading it. Henry the pig stares up at the stars to see the “Great Pig” in all it’s wonder. In sharing his exciting discovery with all of the other farm animals, he realizes that […]

Making Time for New Adventures

We all get set in our routines. They are comfortable and make life easier. But I think we miss out when we don’t make space for new adventures. I think we miss out on opportunities for growth and experiences that spark our imaginations in new ways. The boys and I read this sweet book, Madame Martine […]