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

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

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 are our die-hard writers — and I cannot thank them … Continue reading Wind-Up Week 42: 100 Word Wednesday

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 nonviolent civil disobedience, and, “Be the change you wish to … Continue reading Humans Supporting Humans

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 hardscape in the front yard. I used my yard transformation … Continue reading Transformation of our yard, 2017

Grace and Space: Bless Your Heart

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Bless their Heart”? I was naive enough to believe the phrase meant you really empathized with someone or, “I feel your pain.” Not so. At a minimum, when uttering the phrase, the intention is actually not usually said in sympathy, empathy, or even anguish. Imagine my surprise when I realized the actual meaning is one of resignation or condescension. … Continue reading Grace and Space: Bless Your Heart

Uncovered: Grace And Space

I’m going to post several posts today as I’ve started them over the past week, but with construction, lack of organization and planning, coupled with construction, end-of-year-homeschooling, it’s been left undone. Interestingly, my friends are always asking for advice for how to get so much accomplished – organization and planning advice. I think they are so sweet to say, but I’m not sure I’m the … Continue reading Uncovered: Grace And Space

What Worked for me in 2015 @ Bikurgurl

{affiliate links – thank you for supporting my voracious book-reading, planner supply, travel budget — at no extra cost to you — Thank you!} I am so inspired by the wealth of strong, female writers and simply adore Modern Mrs. Darcy, who is inspirational with her pithy posts and fun lists of what she’s learned. So today, I thought I’d also answer the question: What … Continue reading What Worked for me in 2015 @ Bikurgurl