LIFE

Connecting with Family Online

How is it that in this connected world we live in, we can feel so disconnected? Is it because we now prefer to post rather then phone?  Type rather than talk?  We are so “in the know” about everything that many times we are not taking the time to “get to know” one another better. I’m navigating […]

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Be More Here

It was a Saturday night and we decided to eat out by the pool.  We love to take our dinner outdoors during the summer months, since our winters are so long.  This Saturday I decided to make us a fancy-ish kind of picnic in a very un-fancy way at our worn out table with pretty […]

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Bend, Don’t Break

The trees are talking, waving, and whispering. As they wave they are echoing similar sounds to the waves of the sea.  The crashing always quiets. They greet me and I greet them.  We are old friends.  These exact trees have covered and comforted me since I was a girl. We’ve watched each other grow. The trees […]

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What to Do on Rainy Days

We’ve been on summer break for a good two weeks and it’s rained a lot.  And, when I say a lot, I mean I’m questioning as to whether or not we live in Seattle or the south of England.  But,  since there is no sea on either side of me, I’m quite assured I’m right […]

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Chore Charts

The other week I wrote about being one thing moms and everyones.  That every-thing fills my mind.  I get overwhelmed and then don’t do anything, sometimes.  And, after all, I am more of a one thing. My one thing that I was putting off, that I shared with you, was chore charts.  Hanging them up takes […]

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Holding on + Letting Go

I was going to share my chore charts (come back next week, and I will).  I could share about failing and flailing as a mother and mothering on.  I could write about bathrooms or bedrooms.  Designing your home.  Designing your life.  I could work out my words in my journal.  Write.  Wonder. Rant.  Repent.  Record. […]

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One Thing Moms and Everyones

Every-thing fills my mind. And, my to-do list.  The mental one (on repeat) and the one that actually makes it pen to paper.  Clean out kid’s closets.  Pay bills.  Write a blog post.  Respond to e-mail.  Exercise (because, if I don’t list it, I might not live it).  Make doctors appointments.  Make Bed.  Make lunch. […]

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Rocco Royal, Age 4

You are four.  I don’t have any pretty words or ways to say this except that I’m not OK with this.  I like that you can use the potty and climb in the car, but if those chubby cheeks of yours start thinning out, then I might have meltdown right along with you.     […]

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If There was Starbucks

I sneak out to Starbucks  to type and write and find silence while sitting next to seventy five others having community and conversations all around me.  I’m pretty good about tuning out and tuning into my screen.  But, the other day I got sidetracked by strangers behind me.  Two teenagers, in pleated plaid school uniforms, holding […]

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Team Brave + The Past Year

  I want to tell you about Team Brave. About the last year of my life. About being afraid, all of my life. About uncovering courage. Grab a coffee or tea.  Because that is how it all began for me.   I want to tell you about Team Brave. About the last year of my […]

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