Luck Isn’t Everything

Doing well in school is, predominantly, a sign of good luck." From the article, "Doing well in school is nothing to be proud of,  By Olivia Goldhill Someone needs to remind the unlucky children that their grades do not determine their personal worth nor their future successes or failures. Someone needs to remind the unlucky children that … Continue reading Luck Isn’t Everything

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Ripening

Yesterday was a big day. One of the cherry tomatoes from the plant we've been nurturing all summer long finally begun blushing with signs of ripeness.  The kids all stood around our little plant to praise and celebrate it. They'd been waiting f o r e v e r.  This happens to be the standard … Continue reading Ripening

Curiosity Makes Life Suck Less

As a white woman in my thirties, I'm supposed to tell you that wine makes life suck less. I actually tested this popular method out for a little while, only to find my problems are proficient swimmers. Needless to say, the so-called "relief" was short-lived. Obviously, for the best. Alcoholism definitely does NOT make life … Continue reading Curiosity Makes Life Suck Less

Rice Cookers & Reality

I can't imagine living without my rice cooker. The rice comes out perfect every single time. It's pretty much kitchen wizardry to me. The crazy part is whether you make rice in a rice cooker or on the stove-top, the prep work is the same. Measure the rice, rinse the rinse, then measure and add … Continue reading Rice Cookers & Reality

The Litter Boxes of Life

We adopted an mildly ferocious calico kitten about two months ago which my children named, Clover. Every day the kids take turns going down into the basement, almost cheerfully, and scoop out Clover's litter box, because that was the deal if they wanted this kitten to be a part of our family. But it doesn't … Continue reading The Litter Boxes of Life

Weezer Concert Day Plans as Told by 10 Weezer Song Titles

In just a few hours I'm going to see one of my all-time favorite bands, WEEZER!!!!!!!!!!!! Because I'm way to excited to write a "normal" blog post, I'm describing the concert day shenanigans I've got planned as told by 10 Weezer song titles. 🙂 (The feature photo on the post is the Weezer henna of … Continue reading Weezer Concert Day Plans as Told by 10 Weezer Song Titles

The Work No One Sees

To those who do the work no one else sees: the servers, sharers, and sacrificers of all kinds. Your work is the most important work. It's the most difficult work. It's the most unacknowledged work. Your work would never get done if you depended on acknowledgment, anyway. Sure, it would be nice, but if you … Continue reading The Work No One Sees

Consistent Conviction

Today marks 30 days of consecutive writing. Every morning for the last 30 days I've gotten up, had a cup a coffee with my husband, then sat at the computer for an hour (sometimes a bit more) to spill out my thoughts until the kids wake up and want to get on with the day. … Continue reading Consistent Conviction

Your Passion is Waiting for Your Courage to Catch Up

Children are the most courageous of all humans, whether their parents or other adults appreciate this virtue or not. They're full fire and fortitude, especially when it comes to getting what they want. For children, it's not a matter of if their desires of their heart are fulfilled, but when. Children know how to get … Continue reading Your Passion is Waiting for Your Courage to Catch Up

Seize the Strange!

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