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Rabbit Rabbit

  It must be a Midwest thing, specifically a Cincinnati thing, because outside of my husband and Sarah Jessica Parker, I've never heard the tale of 'Rabbit Rabbit'. I'm sure there's a whole sorted tale, but my husband convinced our boys they had to say it as their first words to have good luck for… Continue reading Rabbit Rabbit

Bikurgurl · NaNoWriMo · Writing

Autumn Writing Thoughts

  Autumn Had I a had a daughter, she most certainly would have been named Autumn. By extension, embracing my writer within, whom I am embracing with loving arms - Grace and Space - deserves to be that daughter I would have lavished lovingly with support, encouragement, and praise 🙂 So here's to me as… Continue reading Autumn Writing Thoughts

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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… Continue reading Let’s Talk Turkey

Bikurgurl · Grace and Space · Space and Grace

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… Continue reading Grace and Space through Celebrations

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Wind-Up Week 42: 100 Word Wednesday

Image Credit Heather Sanders Week 42 Thanks for stopping by for Week 42 of 100 Word Wednesdays! A special Thank you to Heather who - on faith - allowed me to use her image from her latest Faithsizing newsletter. We are each on our own personal journeys, she shares hers on her blog: HeatherSanders.com Below… Continue reading Wind-Up Week 42: 100 Word Wednesday

Bikurgurl · Grace and Space · Writing

Humans Supporting Humans

  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… Continue reading Humans Supporting Humans

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Transformation of our yard, 2017

This is what we started with -- a monoculture of of grass. For many in this suburban community, the epitome of suburban bliss. For me? An eyesore. So, it began... Oh what changes the front yard has made! This was after the first summer when I dug up the turf grass adjacent to all the… Continue reading Transformation of our yard, 2017