The Four Noble Truths on the Path to Enjoyment

The thing I want most for my children when they grow up is to enjoy their life. But only they can make this happen. This is the first Noble Truth on the Path to Enjoyment: You alone are responsible for your enjoyment. The Four Noble Truths on the Path to Enjoyment are inspired by my love … Continue reading The Four Noble Truths on the Path to Enjoyment

Boiling Over

After five months, more appointments than I can recall at the moment, and a sizable medical credit card balance later, my mouth is finally all caught up on dental work. I can’t stop smiling even though I can’t really tell if I’m smiling since I still have no sensation in half of my face. I […]

Caterpillars Don’t Know What They’re Doing (And Neither Do I)

Picture books may not be considered sophisticated reading, but you'll never find a more honest examination of humanity in thirty-two pages or less. I'm convinced the world would need fewer self-help books, if we spent more time reading children's books. I think I've read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, at least 100 times. … Continue reading Caterpillars Don’t Know What They’re Doing (And Neither Do I)

Beware the Barrenness of a Busy Life

The closest feeling to drowning without the presence of water is trying to take care of small children without the presence of others for guidance and support. At one point in my stay-at-home motherhood journey, three of my children were in diapers and the two older ones were being homeschooled. My husband helped as much … Continue reading Beware the Barrenness of a Busy Life