Journal with Me: Silly Stories

Journal with Me: Silly Stories

Yesterday was July 4th and I was so lucky to have all three kids home with my husband and me. They are all in their 20’s with busy lives, so being all together is rare. It was fun hanging around, relaxing but also doing some of our family’s favorite activities....
Journal with Me: Spring Break

Journal with Me: Spring Break

This week is Spring Break at the school where my husband is a teacher, and so we are on VACATION. We will travel to Utah to hike in Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef. We both love to hike and be in nature so it is a perfect vacation for us. It will also be a time...
Graduation Will Be Here Before You Think

Graduation Will Be Here Before You Think

“It goes so fast.” How many times have you heard that as a parent? In the first few years when you think you may never sleep again or shower daily or have a complete thought, each day can feel endless. But collectively, they fly by. All of a sudden they are starting...
Journal with Me: Spring Break

Journal with Me: Happy New Year’s!

I hope you had a Happy New Year’s. Today’s Write With Me is a freewriting exercise. Just sit down with pen and paper (or computer), shut off the phone and all notifications, set a timer for 20 minutes and write. Do not edit, try not to consciously think, just let your...
Ode to the Power of Grandparents

Ode to the Power of Grandparents

Grandparents Day is more than a month away (the Sunday after Labor Day), but I find myself thinking about the power of grandparents right now, in summer, when my kids get to spend extended time with their grandparents. I was lucky; I lived close to both sets of my...
One Quick Way to Find Stories Hidden in Your Phone

One Quick Way to Find Stories Hidden in Your Phone

Have you ever gone into your phone to find a certain picture only to scroll through old family vacations and holidays and random moments of your kids being cute or silly or just plain them? We have so many stories hidden in our phones (if you’re old school, you’ve got...