Everyday Beauty

I love to garden. To me, the world is at its most beautiful in winter, when the bare bones of Mother Nature stand tall; well, maybe not so much this year, due to the drought. But I love seeing the birds at the feeders. They get lost in all the foliage of spring and...

What Does Facebook Have to Do With It?

Most days I am uncomfortable scrolling through Facebook. The achievements of children, students, athletes, etc… being plastered all over the Internet by parents to be seen and acknowledged by others bothers me. I want to celebrate my children. I want to mark memorable...

The God of New Things

I love a good story. From the moment I first learned to read, my nose was always in a book. Through words on a page, I could, for a moment, become an intrepid sleuth, a fearless explorer in a foreign land, or a courageous servant girl from centuries ago. Everyone has...

Raising a Confident Daughter

If I had to name one thing I don’t want my daughters to struggle with, I’d have to say confidence. This is why it’s so hard for me to see my daughters doubt themselves or question their abilities. I distinctly remember the first time I witnessed real self-doubt in my...