Handprints

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

Grace and Space through Celebrations

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

Homeschooling Moms Night Out

Another case of finding my voice. When I talk to a group of people, I feed off their energy or get them going. In a group of people, I have no problem with casual chatting and conversation. It’s safety in numbers, so to speak. I don’t have to be true, or vulnerable, to any one person. I don’t have to worry about keeping up a … Continue reading Homeschooling Moms Night Out