Our friends in Montana are sunk in 4 feet of snow, but here in Missouri, daffodils are blooming, trees are flowering, and the kids have already worn flip-flops…twice. In one week, the time change will propel us forward to longer days, and I’m already exhaling from winter’s passing. Thankfully, we didn’t have to endure much of a […]
Years ago, I came across this little visual and had to laugh: it’s just so spot on. Wouldn’t you agree? Just for fun, I thought we’d explore the emotional exhaustion that accompanies motherhood, because it’s either laughing about it, or crying with the cat. With cooped-up, wintry days and agitated sibling warfare, I often feel […]
So, honestly, as passionate as I am about standing on the solid ground of truth and rallying for a moral cause, I’m exhausted by all the words on social media about right vs. left, this march vs. that march, open borders vs. closed, etc. etc. etc. I realize many of these issues carry significant weight, […]
Well, we here in the Ozarks are truly exhaling after the predicted inch of ice missed us altogether. We barely got any rain! And with all our curvy roads and hills, that miss is a gift indeed. Being stuck in the middle of winter, sometimes we just need these little gifts, these glimmers of something […]
For a some traditional Christmas reading with the family, check out these classic stories. For a little trivia at Christmas parties, try this one. Here are a few: After leaving Bethlehem, to which country did Joseph, Mary, and Jesus travel? Christmas is celebrated on the 25th of December. Who is the patron saint remembered […]
When you need a surprise joy. Do the unexpected for someone today. This time of year is about bringing people together, giving, and the perspective of gratitude. The kids and I love this one: mesmerizing.