Last June, Eli's most oft said phrase was "Whoa this!" Except, it sounded like, "whoadis!" Seven months later and he's now talking in complete sentences. Paragraphs even! And it's crazy-hard to keep up with all the notes I want to take on what he's saying and how he's saying it. I really just want to… Continue reading Whoa this.
The other day a friend of mine--an established and highly skilled Tarot reader--did a reading for me. The cards--and her interpretation--provided clear answers to my queries. And more... She elaborated on gems of wisdom revealed within the stacks. You need to pray more, she said. Listen more regularly to your intuition. You're smart, she said again… Continue reading Let it…in. be. go.
Ever since I read an article in "Fast Company" by Laura Vanderkam a couple of years ago, I've periodically followed her writing online and have been inspired by her message to working women that there actually is time in the day for all that you want to accomplish. As a working mom with lots of… Continue reading Book Review: What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast
We're like most people. Between my husband and I, we have two paychecks, two cars and two car loans, four college degrees and four corresponding students loans. We have a brand new home mortgage and inside the house is a couch that we still owe money on. And of course, in our wallets is a… Continue reading Let’s talk debt.
Indulge me in a quick thought experiment: Imagine yourself as a kid again. What came to mind? Perhaps an image of you at elementary age, running free, exploring your neighborhood subject only to the limits of your imagination, unburdened by adult concerns of meal planning, mortgage payments, and marriage woes. The other day a friend… Continue reading Being a Kid Again and the Word No
When Simeon and I decided to have our first child we went through what felt like a fairly comprehensive check-list of considerations. Do we both want a child? Yes. An obvious question to be sure, but what if the answers were to have differed? What then? Thankfully they did not. Are we healthy? Are we prepared… Continue reading Are we ready for baby #2?
This past weekend we celebrated our two-year old with a perfectly simple, sweet, intimate party. What started out as a plan for a bonanza of a house warming/toddler birthday with all the things and all the people turned into a small gathering of just a couple of friends and grandparents. We decided to move the party from the… Continue reading A Birthday Party for Eli #2
Eli, you're two! Happy birthday to my smiley, savvy, spirited son. My tiny twin, traveling companion and curious co-conspirator. Two years on this earth and you have become more of yourself each and everyday. I want to tell you: You are utterly delightful. You have an unmatched enthusiasm that shines especially bright when you see… Continue reading Happy 2nd Birthday, Eli!
Staying up way past my bedtime. It's nearly midnight I can't sleep. What's a lapsed blogger to do? Write a blog post! Listening to kid music--we've just discovered Bryant Owen on YouTube and Amazon Music and I think Simeon and I appreciate the new tunes more than Eli! Scheming a few weekend getaways. Having just returned from… Continue reading Currently – April 2017
Of course, the week we planned to move into our new place I get hit with the worst case of flu in recent memory and can hardly move my body from one room to another let alone move myself, my stuff and my family to another house. But isn't that just how it goes? Of… Continue reading Of course