Thoughts on Writing: Sometimes You Just Have to Write/Happiness Project Revisited

Tonight is one of those nights where I just need to write.  I don’t have anything profound or inspiring to say.  I don’t have any funny stories to share.  Tonight, though, I feel like I have something else inside of me that I absolutely need to share: a sliver of my heart.   Honestly, I’ve surprised […]

31 hours; 32 Square Feet

For Thanksgiving my family and I travelled to Idaho and Colorado. Well, to clarify that, I drove myself and my children… By myself… To Idaho and to Colorado. (Just as a side note, I would not recommend voluntarily shutting yourself in the car with three children who are overly excited to see their grandparents and […]

The Irony of Being an Adult

I had this funny idea when I was a teenager that being an adult mean that I would be able to do whatever I wanted. Ha ha ha. Boy, was I wrong. In fact, being an adult seems to be doing all of the things I don’t want to do. I don’t want to do […]

From Within — So Many Thoughts

Writing is my catharsis, and, so I find myself needing moments where I can just write with my soul. “From Within” articles are those raw posts from my  heart — no editing, no styling, no final draft. I am a bundle of emotions today.  It’s a lot of things piled up on each other, I […]

Motorcycle Mayhem

My neighbor was telling me all about it. He wasn’t quite sure what had happened, but there were two police cars parked on our street right in front of my house along with two Sheriffs’ cars. He said there were also three cars parked at the end of the street, and two more circling the […]

A Rock Wall or a Handful of Dirt?

My sweet son seems so perfect to me. I adore his bright-eyed curiosity, and his limitless love and hugs, and his tender heart that forgives easily and never judges. I was talking to someone this past week about it, and he expressed his belief that children around four years old are the truest form of […]

An Eternal Restart and My Morning to Write

I have no doubt that God loves me — loves everyone. The tender mercies that He gives to each one of us is proof of his personal love for each of us individually. But there are also things that he has given to all of us as his children that show his sincere love. For […]

Super Cowboy Rides — An endearing story

I dearly love this wonderful story that follows the young boy, Tommy. I read this to my young girls (ages 8 and 6) each night before bed. They laughed and laughed through the antics of the young boy that lived on a farm. They loved hearing about the animals and they really loved hearing about […]

Reveiw of “Up in the Air”

It’s been a little while since I finished reading a story called “Up In the Air” by Ann Marie Meyers. It took me quite a while to write my thoughts on this particular book because even I couldn’t quite put into words all that I had felt after reading it. I admit that about the […]

What I Want My Children to Know

The most common adage is most likely about children growing up so quickly. It’s not surprising either, once someone understands the amount of work that goes into raising children, just so that they can go off into the world on their own and live their own lives. Some nights, like tonight, I look at them […]