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

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Happy Day Before My Birthday Day!

My kids starting celebrating Day Before Your Birthday days this past December, around all my boy's birthdays, as a special holiday to celebrate the day before a person's birthday. The birthday person gets to choose what to watch on the television, what games to play, what foods to eat, and everybody has to be nice … Continue reading Happy Day Before My Birthday Day!

The Electricity of Life

If the nervous system is the electricity that allows the body to function, enthusiasm is the electricity that allows creativity to function. Enthusiasm is an excitable positive energy that moves through the mind in the form of interest and ideas. Enthusiasm is a potential energy. It's stored and strengthened through the accumulation everyday effort. Set … Continue reading The Electricity of Life

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

Coming to Consciousness

The process of self-actualization is a bit like getting the feeling back in your legs after they've fallen asleep. But it's more like the numbing that wears off after a trip to the dentist, because as happy as you are to finally have the feeling back, there's also some pain. But the pain wears off … Continue reading Coming to Consciousness

What is an Insight Artist? (And What is Your Superpower?)

Everyone has a superpower. Mine is the art of insight. If you've glanced at my sidebar bio, social media bios, or my about page, you've probably seen me refer to myself as an Insight Artist, but I've not shared much about what that title means. First off, what is insight? (per Merriam-Webster.com) 1:  the power or … Continue reading What is an Insight Artist? (And What is Your Superpower?)

Your Passion is Waiting for Your Courage to Catch Up

Children are the most courageous of all humans, whether their parents appreciate this virtue or not. It's why they're so full of passion, 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 what … Continue reading Your Passion is Waiting for Your Courage to Catch Up