When You Find Your Family’s Heartbeat

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My husband and I had gone camping as kids growing up, and even been camping once as a couple before kids. But we never took the camping plunge as a family of six, before last month. And when the time came to prep camp bins and pack up a duffle bag and load up the […]

DIY Chocolate Egg

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We are creating traditions every year with our growing family, and one thing I have always loved is creating Easter crafts and making Easter treats. Something about the Spring colors, the new life. It inspires me, and I start feeling adventurous. This year we got a little over the top (in that I attempted something […]

How the morning drop off changed our family

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We really had no idea how our lives would fully change when we made the decision to switch from homeschooling to public school last fall. Of course we expected plenty of change, but we couldn’t foresee all the fires we would need to put out, adjust, or get used to. One significant thing that changed […]

If you are having (another) snow day

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As so many of you are stuck inside, bundled up and maybe even having your millionth snow day in a row — I wanted to send you a little love and encouragement today from the desert. Because even though it doesn’t seem like we desert folk understand your pain, we do, and I will need […]

Turning your hobby into a business

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When I started blogging almost 10 years ago, I never thought I would have taken my writing and blogging all the places I have in this past decade. I probably would have said you were off your rocker if you told me what I’d be doing with my blog in 2014.  I thought it was […]

I’m scared of being mediocre

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  I had this realization recently. I’m terrified of being mediocre. How that plays out in my life is that I don’t shoot for the moon, I don’t go big or go home, I’m not balls to the wall. None of that. I just slink back, try to disappear and be “less” so that at […]

I have found you

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I don’t know if the last day of January is the ideal time to finally share my word of the year, but here we are so let’s just sit down for a minute. I’m imagining us (you and me and all of us)sitting in a circle in a yurt, all sharing our words (let’s pretend […]

Roses and pink donuts

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I always forget to plan a day in bed.  And all I want to do is be in bed. I’m wrapped up in a huge chunky scarf and wrapped in a sweater and my shoes are still on and tied and I’m curled up in a ball on the couch. All I have to do […]

On Not Losing Heart

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I had an epiphany. And maybe it’s something everyone else has always known, but for me this is a big deal. Because it completely changes how I see my life. Completely. It was one of those days again, the kind where you are crying uncle by lunch time. I felt like the waters were up […]