Time-management tips I use to build my blog while being a full-time parent

When I first started blogging, I researched a lot of experts about workflow and time management. I certainly appreciate all of the information that is freely offered online, but after trying to implement so much feedback, I felt overwhelmed and frustrated. I was trying to fit myself into a formula that didn't work for me. [...]

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6 children’s books about ecology

I intended to post this blog around Earth Day, but my mom life got in the way and I wasn't able to hit that deadline. I thought that I should scrap it altogether, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that there was no reason to. We can take actions everyday [...]

Love the one you’re with

I hovered behind my mom in the kitchen as she made dinner. The fish sticks went in to the built-in oven, and when my mom turned around, she almost bumped in to me. She sighed, “What is it, sweetie?” “I have a serious question.” I was 13, and in these moments, my mom responded with [...]

What does My Circle Game mean?

When I started blogging 7 years ago, it was a casual outlet. I primarily used my blog as a place to document my experiences and basically get my feelings out in writing. Only a few people saw my work. I mostly shared it with family and friends, and even though I had a small audience, [...]

Going the extra mile with David Sedaris

My husband surprised me last week with a ticket to see one of my favorite authors, David Sedaris. He was coming to our city as part of the DMA Arts & Letters live series, and he was also doing a book signing. I’ve been a big fan of David Sedaris’ work since around 2004, when [...]

How selling our home taught us about community

How selling our home taught us about community

In early spring of 2016, we made the decision to sell our home, move across the metroplex and go back to being renters instead of homeowners. It was not a decision that seemed logical to our family and friends. We lived in a suburban neighborhood near my husband’s job, and by all appearances our life [...]

My Favorite Online Parenting Resources

One of my motivations for starting a blog about spiritual parenting is my desire to create a “village” the best way I know how. Let’s face it – parenting is a really hard job! It’s the most rewarding, fulfilling, and blessed opportunity, but it doesn’t come with an instruction manual and sometimes it can feel [...]