Many of you probably already know this about me, but I have several artists under my roof:
My husband, who is a wonderful musician, brilliant mind, and wealth of ideas of all kinds.
My 8 year old daughter, who would spend every waking hour creating things if left to her own devices….
I know we've all been there. We are staring down the bills, or the calendar, or the to-do list, or the "needed repairs" list, and we're coming up short. The math doesn't add up, and we have no way of forcing it to work out. The question is, when we don't have enough--time, money, energy, resources--what do we do? Read More
I am a lot of things, but one thing I most certainly am NOT is a gardener. Those of you who know me can attest to this—I have a “black thumb.” I’m notorious for killing any and all house plants, so every green thing in our home is fake. The one exception is a beautiful… Read More
A few days ago, I posted a blog about why multitasking is so bad for us. Today I want to continue the topic, but get really practical. So we all can agree that multitasking leaves us haggard, drained, and a worse version of ourselves, but how do we take tangible steps to stop this habit? Read More
Friends, let me tell you about a little literary element called irony. According to Alanis Morsette, “It’s like RAAAEEAAAAAAINNN on ya wedding day….” According to me, it’s like trying to write a post on the dangers of... Read More
At the risk of being written off by all those wise women and men who are further down the road than me, and at the risk of being written off (or mocked) by all those... Read More
You guys. It is the last day of school. I don't even know what to do with all these crazy feels I'm having. The curly baby you see here just happily skipped all the way to her LAST day as a first grader. And here's what I wanted to tell her before she joyfully bounced into line with her other classmates... Read More
So, in the tradition of all good American educational institutions, Audrey's school sends home scholastic book orders about every 2 weeks. Ok, maybe it's not quite that often, but it sure feels like it. And in these book orders, they offer such literary treasures as... Read More