Let’s Talk Turkey

Let’s talk Turkey! We not only talk about gratitude, traditions, and history, but also lies proliferated by the White Man and the impact these have on our existence. My young men have to understand the mistakes other white men have made and be empathetic to the struggles of all of us who are not born white males. My guys are pretty fabulous, but they’ll have … Continue reading Let’s Talk Turkey

Be Selfish

​I was having a harried morning – two orthodontic appointments, two dentist appointments – and had forgotten to give my son who stresses about the orthodontist Snow Angel, Bikurgram pain medication which was resulting in anxiety and an upset stomach.   I was sick with anxiety. I walked into the pharmacy to get the pain medication, saltines, and a bottle of ginger ale and was … Continue reading Be Selfish

November 2017 Planning

{affiliate links – thank you for supporting my voracious book-reading, planner supply, travel budget — at no extra cost to you — Thank you!} Hello November! With NaNoWriMo starting, and fall activities slowly changing to end-of-year activities, I feel I can finally take a breath. I purposefully plan my Septembers heavily with our homeschooling to take advantage of the nearly perfect Pacific Northwest weather, but … Continue reading November 2017 Planning

Tired of Sexually Driven Free Kindle Books? Try some of these!

{affiliate links – thank you for supporting my voracious book-reading, planner supply, travel budget — at no extra cost to you 🙂 } Do you have a Kindle? Looking for ‘real’ books, but left dismayed by the ridiculous amount of smutty-romance in the Free Kindle Unlimited? My Dotted Leuchtturm 1917 in Green I finally signed up for a free trial of Kindle Unlimited yesterday to … Continue reading Tired of Sexually Driven Free Kindle Books? Try some of these!

Travel Planning: Prague, Czech Republic

Planning for travel in Prague has been a dream come true! While it’s one thing to study history, nations, geography, and governments, it’s quite another thing to actually walk the paths of those who have come before us. To see what they saw, to experience the city and landscapes others experience. As white, middle class Americans, we have limited opportunities to achieve hands-on learning overseas. … Continue reading Travel Planning: Prague, Czech Republic

Seattle Sun: Alki Beach 2017

I was not compensated for this unbiased brief overview. My experience is what I’d consider typical based on my many years of traveling and living in Seattle. Living in the Pacific Northwest, USA, the official start of summer doesn’t begin until July 4th. As Americans celebrate Independence Day, Pacific Northwesterners also celebrate a sharp break in the weather. The cloudy days all but disappear, sunny … Continue reading Seattle Sun: Alki Beach 2017