Happy 8 Year Anniversary!
It’s been 8 years since I restarted my blog on Wordpress, but so much has changed – including a totally reset of the blog 5 years ago!
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It’s Fat Tuesday! In the Christian religion, it’s the last day before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. I didn’t grow up observing this tradition, but have found as a mother, it’s one I’ve enjoyed sharing with my children. We enjoy a decadent dinner of pancakes – or this year, pizza – and revelry! Does watching ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ count? ☠️🖤☠️ Preparing for Lent, making … Continue reading Fat Tuesday 2020
I recently finished listening to Dare to Lead, one of the many books I’ve been devouring on my Audible subscription I share with my family. Affiliate links help support my blog – and are services and products I actually use ❤ Thank you! The Call to Courage My first encounter with Brené was from a book suggestion I received to read her book: The Gifts … Continue reading Brené Brown’s Netflix Special: The Call to Courage
Another Quarter Cancer Free! I cannot be considered cancer-free until I’ve received 5 years, or 20 quarters, of quarterly testing within the ‘normal’ limits of the CA-125 antigen reading. Thank you for your kind thoughts, prayers, and words of support… As I move out of fear and into the next steps of my life, I’m grateful to have your community in writing on my blog, … Continue reading Quarter 16/20: Normal CA-125 Reading!
I’ve always loved this poem; it reminds me of my grandmother. Though my grandmother passed away, though not necessarily lyrical, the sentiment is one of living in the moment. ~~~~~~~~~~ “Sometimes you get discouraged Because I am so small And always leave my fingerprints – On furniture and walls. But every day I’m growing I’ll be grown someday And all those tiny handprints Will surely … Continue reading Handprints
As the holiday season approaches, I am filled with satisfaction of our family rituals. Set in place through years of trials and triumphs, we honor the days, the holidays, the family-togetherness which we’ve come to expect in the everyday as well as the extraordinary. I am reminded of our search for minimalism in a very materialistic world when the fall season rolls in with the … Continue reading Grace and Space through Celebrations
I’m an ardent advocate of supporting each other, heartily encouraging women to support women, humans supporting humans. Grace and space In this world, how do we go from being victims to being empowered? How do we make the world a better place? We become the change. We take the advice of Gandhi, who led nonviolent civil disobedience, and, “Be the change you wish to … Continue reading Humans Supporting Humans
In the form of a sheep! We’re all still under the weather, so handicrafts and soup are on the menu. I posted these on Instagram today because this reminds us of why we love homeschooling ❤️ Continue reading Medieval Childrens Pastimes: Ragdolls and Narrow Weaves
You are Worthy. Photo by Tim Mossholder On this second day of Lent, I’m focusing my time with God with indulging more in activities I love. At first, I thought I’d chose one activity and make it the daily ritual during Lent. I soon realized my love for variety really lends itself to having a more general focus and less of a specialized one. For … Continue reading Lent 2017: Day 2, You are a Treasure