Where do you call home? Literally and metaphorically?


“Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” ~ Oliver Wendall Holmes Before I go into the story of this post, I want to say thank you again to all of you.  Today, … Continue reading Where do you call home? Literally and metaphorically?

How do you keep going forward in times of challenge, one step at a time.


“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.” ~ Helen Keller Thanks to everyone for your kind comments, thoughts, emails, and … Continue reading How do you keep going forward in times of challenge, one step at a time.

Why can’t the moon be a ball? How you see things can change everything.


“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” ~ Anais Nin Yesterday, it must have been that so many of you saw the question I asked and photo I posted and said, “duh, Shannon, that’s … Continue reading Why can’t the moon be a ball? How you see things can change everything.

Motherhood: an evolution of strength, love and silliness.


“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.”  ~Linda Wooten As women (and you men know just what I am talking about if the switch has ever flipped … Continue reading Motherhood: an evolution of strength, love and silliness.

How one horrible word and a beautiful Tweet triggered the reminder for kindness and compassion.


    We never know what another person is going through. Let’s do our best to be compassionate, kind & loving today.~ Aimee @ awakeningaimee     As I look around at so many of my friends and people I … Continue reading How one horrible word and a beautiful Tweet triggered the reminder for kindness and compassion.

The Magic of the World through a Child’s Eyes…


  Ok, so I know this seems a bit random but bear with me on this.  I have been running around like a crazy person doing a million things (like always, I know, I know), but there have been many firsts happening in our household for all members on the family and so today, while in the midst of the madness I don’t have the time to type my usual posts (I will do that tonight) I wanted to share the reminder of what that wonderment is like…what it feels like and then see how and where you can apply … Continue reading The Magic of the World through a Child’s Eyes…

Theme of the week, “It takes a village to raise a child”


I hope everyone had a lovely Father’s Day. I spent my weekend being reminded just how true it is that “it takes a village to raise a child” and so this week in different ways my blog is dedicated to … Continue reading Theme of the week, “It takes a village to raise a child”

“I GOT IT!” ~ A reminder about friendship and remembering to love yourself


“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” ~ Albert Schweitzer … Continue reading “I GOT IT!” ~ A reminder about friendship and remembering to love yourself

Thank you for another week with MNFD….


I just want to say thanks again for making helping to make this my new favorite week.  Your journey with me through “mynewfavoriteday’ means so much to me.  As I like to do on Fridays, I created a video recapping our week together… You may or may not hear from me in the next week because I am going to take the week off to give myself a little TLC.  I will be back in full force the week of the 13th, but until then I wish you all a series of joyful moments, lots of smiles, opportunities to make … Continue reading Thank you for another week with MNFD….

Breaking Routine and Gaining Inspiration….


  “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent van Gogh Like so many of you, as much as I tend to be the “Hub” of our family unit, coordinating, … Continue reading Breaking Routine and Gaining Inspiration….