Blogging for Client Engagement

This is the number one question I get asked, "Why do I have to have a blog?" I know the question comes from a place of frustration. Blogs...

Appropriation vs. Celebration

On cultural appropriation vs. celebration, I would like to say that we have said a lot recently on the subject of appropriation but not...

Car Talk

“About that assignment,” and I see my son shrink in the backseat. Which, considering he’s almost six feet tall is quite a feat. ” Did you...

School Started, a Reflection

I now have two middle schoolers. Before school even began, my daughter excitedly discussed all the things she wanted to do to her locker....

Homesick

There’s a wobble in his voice, “I don’t know, I just wanted to do more stuff.” My son and daughter are currently camping in California...

Play!

Last week we were in the home of some acquaintances. You know when adults and kids are kind of forced into mingling situations. Adults...

This is Love!

I purposely didn’t write a story on Valentine’s Day. Not because I’m anti-Valentines, though I am, but because this year I didn’t even...

Thanksgiving Traditions and Gender Roles

Let me just start off by saying that I don’t believe in designated gender roles. If my daughter wants to wield a soldering iron, she has,...

Summer!

Every year, I say, “This was a crazy summer!” And every year I mean it, but then the next summer is even crazier, busier, more exciting....

21st-Century Journaling

To the 21st-century, I say the art of journaling is alive and well. It’s just taken a different turn. I’ve read so many great articles on...

So What?

I’m in a “So What?” stage of life right now. Do you know this one? It’s that niggling feeling in the back of your mind that tells you to...

The Best Valentine’s Gift Ever

If you know anything about me or have read any of my posts in the past, you know that Valentines is not my favorite holiday. So, when I...

I finished and now what?

Sunday, I submitted the final paper of my Masters program. After almost three years of weekly homework, I’m done. No more required...

Dinner Together, Son Edition

It’s National Whipped Cream Day. We keep track of strange things like that around here. Makes life interesting when it’s National Eggs...

Some Kind of Superhero

Tonight, we’re sitting here in bed relaxing. Friday evening cuddles, with me already under the covers and the two of them like puppies...

Differences are Great

If I were to describe my family I would start by dividing us up into two groups, “the doers” and “the thinkers”. Two equally fascinating...

It’s Fall!

Yes, it is officially Fall around our house. Leaves fall, get raked up, and back again. Pumpkins, Halloween, these are all indications of...

Ode to the Library

What do you do on your down time, left to your own devices? Around our house it’s a trip to the library, find a good book, explore the...

Nine Year Old Daughter, I Love You

Hey there, my newly nine year old daughter.  I see you.  You’re getting so tall, so mature, so very, very silly.  I love you! You sit at...

Eleven

Eleven has always been my favorite number, the perfect symmetry of it. I couldn't help thinking of that this morning when I woke up and...