Just Shake Off That Bad Blood

My little person woke up this morning singing Katy Perry's Roar. I thought it was hilarious. I don't know what inspired her to open her eyes to the world belting out "cause I am the champion, and you're gonna hear me roar" with all of the vibrato that she could muster, but I felt that it was … Continue reading Just Shake Off That Bad Blood

Slowing down

On a typical weekday morning all sanity vacates the premises. Ironically, most mornings start out quietly peaceful. There's morning quiet time with coffee and my bible, more coffee while I put together our lunches, and then Willa Bear and I go wake up the little person, who usually wakes up pretty happily, despite being licked … Continue reading Slowing down

We can choose compassion and hope in the face of fear

Fear is a funny thing. It can take over our lives and turn us into the worst versions of ourselves. It may cause us to become bystanders, when we should be defenders. It may cause us to be followers, when we should be unpopular leaders. It may cause us to lash out, when we should … Continue reading We can choose compassion and hope in the face of fear

Quinoa Burgers

Much of a mother's day is spent guarding the precious little ears and eyes in her care, against negative words and images. Such hyper vigilance sounds like an all-consuming, exhaustive task, yet it is second nature, much like breathing.  Loving these little beings is not something that you choose, but something that you cannot imagine your … Continue reading Quinoa Burgers

Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes

My little love and I recently joined a gym.  Mentally, this was a difficult step.  I've never been a gym person, mainly because I love running outdoors and find gyms to be slightly intimidating.  There are weird noises, rows of machines that I have no idea how to use, and lots of spandex. Shin splints forced my hand however, and … Continue reading Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes

The Small Stuff Of 2012

With a new year right around the corner, and a moment to finally breathe as this month's holiday madness winds down, I'm struck by how quickly so much has changed in our lives during 2012.  I'm reminded of a book I read, probably around ten years ago, that emphasized the importance of recognizing the small details that … Continue reading The Small Stuff Of 2012