loss and love

My friend’s son passed away yesterday after a battle of doctors and care facilities and sorrow. And my heart is so heavy for her and for her family.  I have been thinking about them so much.  They live close and every time I drive by their house I get a pang of sadness.  And now,…

Children for Children concert and a little extra independence

As I talked about back HERE, sometimes I’m quick to jump in and take care of things rather than foster more independence in my children.  Oh, they’re perfectly capable of doing things all by themselves, but often I jump in too quickly to help when it’s really not necessary.  When my kids would actually benefit…

walls, part 2

(part 1 of “walls” is years ago back HERE, in case you’re interested 🙂 This sign hung above the door of the playroom in our old house: It was up there for years.   And you know what?  It didn’t stop any whining. We had whining going around a-plenty (I think payback for when I was…

angels all around

I feel like I’m on a different planet from this blog for the last little while…there is too much to take in.  Too much to record.  Too many feelings I have kept close to ponder in my heart before I’m ready to really write.  But really, I’ve realized that writing is what helps me decipher…

February little things

In the beginning of February our kitchen looked like this with our traditional kitchen “heart attack” plastered all over the place: Plus, it always looks squeaky-clean like that.  Ha! I should post more pictures of my kitchen when it’s strewn about with so many “things,” pots and pans and dishes and kids and backpacks and…