How do you pass the moments of your life? Moments shape our destiny. Our future. Our children's future. We speak of inheritance as a monetary substance. It's not. Inheritance is the air around us. The looks between us. The love we share. The memories that embed themselves into our brain on a random Tuesday as … Continue reading What do you do with your time?
What two words describe the legacy you hope to pass on to your children? In other words, if someone asked your children years from now "What were your parents were like?" or "How did they make you feel?", what would you want them to say? MINE: "Supported. Exposed." I want my four to remember the … Continue reading Two Words to Define Your Parenting Legacy
We took all four kids, ages eight, six, four and two to the viewing last night. We were all close to Aunt Leola and the kids adored her. My boys both did well. Happy go lucky Caleb at age four does not grasp things yet. He doesn't pose deep life questions either like his older … Continue reading Children and Funerals
Welcome to my week..... I just had a long discussion with my six year old daughter about human death, what happens to our bodies after death, what many believe happens to our essence after our bodies die and how everyone will pass through death at some point. She had many questions. She looked into my … Continue reading Childhood Questions on Death
How do you define "friend"? Here's a good question that I was discussing with a friend (someone who I consider a legit friend!) the other day. Facebook has whitewashed the term "friend" over the past 10 years. It's an easy, comforting label that we all know isn't 100% factual.....but would you really want to have … Continue reading True Friends or Aquaintence?
In 1975, a sci-fi novel called “Bid Time Return” (written by the same author of I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come, and a number of Twilight Zone episodes) followed playwrite Richard Collier’s growing obsession with the haunting image of a beautiful woman he had only seen in a decades old photograph. In 1980, Chris … Continue reading Most Beautiful Song on Earth
Good morning! What would you say to your 17 year old self if you could? Four words. Just 4 easy words. For me, I would say: "People aren't that bad" "Life is very fluid" "Don't be so judgmental" "Force yourself to connect" "Let yourself love others" The day I turned 17, December of my junior … Continue reading Four Words to Your 17 Year Old Self
What are some date ideas for couples that DO NOT involve food or film? My local playgroup mama friend posed this question the other day on our group's private Facebook page and there were soooo many great answers! I loved the question so I decided to see what you all could come up with. You … Continue reading 35 Fun Date Ideas Not Involving Food or Film
Childhood passes quickly. How do we best comfort our children as they begin to age? Through tiny moments spent together.