Daring Greatly

"Nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as believing that I am standing on the outside of my life looking in and wondering what it would be like if I had the courage to show up and let myself be seen." -Brené Brown This is how I imagine my life - just a little too…

Being Intentional: Sleep

I am TIRED! Bet you haven't said that before... ha! This is my daily mantra - maybe even my hourly one. The problem is as soon as my boys are in bed I get a second wind. I am FREE! To read, to write, to watch a movie, play a board game, to clean in peace (OK this is one is…

If I Want To Be, I Have To Do

My new mantra is: If I want to BE, I have to DO. So often I think, say, or ask myself (and others): What do I do? I want to be an artist. What do I do? I want to be a photographer. What do I do? I want to be a singer/ songwriter. What do I do? I…

Letting Go of Gluttony

I've gained weight. In a previous post on Intuitive Eating I recommended the book “How to Have Your Cake and Your Skinny Jeans Too,” by Josie Spinardi. A book I still find very good! At the time of the post I was 151 pounds, now I am back up to the 157-160 pound range I was stuck…

A Lesson On Gratitude

This past weekend we took a mini vacation to the Seattle area. It was a fun break as well as an opportunity to see a close friend who was visiting from the East Coast. One of the best parts of our trip was exploring Whidbey Island. Jeffrey, as well as most children I assume, loves to stop and…

National Iced Tea Day

It was the perfect weather to celebrate National Iced Tea Day. And I had a great little helper who opened all the tea packets for me... Out in the sun brewing. We had a One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta dish for dinner and used fresh Thyme to celebrate National Herb and Spice Day... yum! Jeffrey…

Donald Duck Day

If you read my post on Finding Joy you will have learned I had a rough afternoon with Jeffrey. The day started so well with some fun in the sun... But in the end we only managed to watch the debut of Donald Duck in The Wise Little Hen to celebrate Donald Duck Day... so there's not much to…

Upsy Daisy Day

Upsy Daisy Day is all about waking up gleefully and being happy... so we tried to do just that. A little soccer... Running through the sprinkler... And enjoying some food... With funny faces!