The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh If I could have known. If I could have planned. If … Continue reading The unexpected can become the greatest gift. Baby M turns 1!
“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of … Continue reading Traditions, Family and “Famous” Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.
I had every intention of doing the usual commercially-driven Valentine’s Day festivities this year. You know, a basket of trinkets and sweets from the dollar store and fancy, store-bought cupcakes that we’ll ooh and aah over for a few minutes and I’ll toss by the end of the week while the kids are in school. But I this morning I started reading Mary Tyler Mom’s post about raising money for pediatric cancer, and my plans quickly changed. I remembered the flood of emotion I felt when I read Donna’s Cancer Story and my heart ached for her mother. I hope I… Continue reading Sharing a post with so much heart: Happy Donna Day.
“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” ~ Mother Theresa For weeks I have wanted to participate in Northwest Mommy’s Monday Listicles, but for whatever reason … Continue reading Love is…Everyday.
Dear Ellis, I always start every post with a quote and for today, in this letter to you, this quote feels right in my heart. “And you, while you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups on … Continue reading Dear Ellis, a Letter to my Father-in-Law.
“Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” ~ Amanda Cross Ahhh yes, “the dust of everyday life”..or as I call it “the routine.” There are some things I love about routine…the predictability, … Continue reading “Romancing” Romance.
“I have never been a millionaire. But I have enjoyed a crackling fire, a glorious sunset, a walk with a friend, and a hug from a child. There are plenty of life’s tiny delights for all of us.” Jack Anthony … Continue reading Finding Moments for Tiny Delights.