Soft Comfort in Grief

Reflecting on my last post, I thought I’d give our furry family members another spotlight mention for how they’re able to effortlessly soften the blow of grief.

We all handle grief and loss in different ways. Whether we get angry, pull away from everyone, or try to just power through…

Our Fuzzy Companions

We adopted a kitten recently. It wasn’t really an active decision. One evening this teeny tiny grey marbled fluff ball appeared in our yard and my kids fell in love with it…and now it lives in our house. We already have two dogs that live in the backyard, and…

Listen In

Do you listen to podcasts?

I didn’t until several months back. I’d tried before but with three active, volume-unaware kids at home, I could never find the right time to actually listen to a whole episode without being interrupted with every problem known to toddlers (they lead hard lives, those…

Overcome the Overwhelm

Overwhelm is such a hard state to live in. We’ve all been there–as the waves of work checklists and unexpected personal life situations hit us over and over in a terrible rhythm, threatening to hold us under. It’s easy to feel helpless, lost beneath the constant barrage.

It can change…

Permission

I love how (I imagine) it feels to live in a tiny house, surrounded by only the things that get used everyday. No dirty clothes on the floor to trip over because we only have as many as will fit in our few drawers. A place for everything, and…

Choice After Change

How do you accept changes that you never wanted?

Whether you’re a planner or a roll-with-the-punches kind of person, odds are you’ve experienced at least a few life changes that weren’t your idea. Changes that interrupted your future expectations. That pulled the rug out from under you and left you…

Opposition or Just Different Position

Do you know anyone who rubs you the wrong way no matter what you talk about? Every conversation with them is an event. You have to either bring your shield to keep your appearance in tact and pretend their words haven’t phased you, or bring your sword to defend…

Weight of Presence

We live in this strange time of both too much and not enough communication. I can text my friend in another state and get a response in seconds, but will we talk about anything of substance? Or will we just ask each other what’s new, reply with a bulleted…

Back to Busy

Whether you have 3 kids in school, you’re a college student, or you’ve been completely out of the school scene for 20 years, we can all feel it. Summer break is at an end. There’s this almost-lull to the time in between seasons.

A calm before the storm.

For parents, the…

You’re Not Stuck

You’re not really stuck, you know.

You can move. Change. Grow. You may not realize it, but you have already grown. You’re not who you were before this season began, and when it passes to give way to something new, you will no longer be who you are today. (Isn’t…

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