My Thanksgiving Dinner Plan (pretty much)!
We hosted dinner guests from India tonight. Jordan and Nicole. Missionaries' kids who met and married in India and are relocating to New Zealand. Early 20s and so precious. Jordan is a gifted musician/artist and Nicole is a photographer. It's so...Read more
The Beautiful Life of a Cage-free Organic Kid
How do I describe the emotion I feel when I look at this picture? An innocent little angel girl living in the cocoon of her parents love and protection, being home educated, stimulated by everything that is good…engaged in social...Read more
The Stock Market is Soaring! Here’s Where to Realize Your Greatest ROI
The U.S. stock market is experiencing remarkable highs, increasing individuals’ 401Ks 50, 60 and even 70%. Living here in the Seattle area where Bill Gates and Paul Allen began their little startup called Microsoft, I often hear folks wistfully reflect,...Read more
Summer of Love
It's summer here in the Pacific Northwest, and as I predicted HERE in May, my blog has taken on a new twist and schedule due to my priorities of making every moment count. I'm committed to seizing the day -...Read more
Gardening a Child’s Life: harvesting the sweetest fruit on the planet!
My daughter-in-law has always had a passion for gardening. This year she’s gone all out, studying, planning and growing what’s termed a square foot garden in multiple raised boxes built by her hubby. The more I reflect on raising my...Read more
What Lies Beneath
While I was doing my laundry in the basement with quarters, I buried my face in the fragrance of hubby’s clean shirts and felt thankful. At the moment, I live in a big old drafty urban apartment building. I wash...Read more
Who Is That Little One Sleeping in His Bed?
Happy 32nd to our second born son, Benjamin! Who is that little guy sleeping in his bed? Is he a doctor, a lawyer, a CEO, a trash collector, a manager, a pastor, a landlord? Who will he become? Where will...Read more
Your Discomfort Zone – Where the Magic Happens
Yesterday I walked into the kitchen to prep my daily green smoothie. I suddenly remembered - facepalm - I was out of power greens and celery. Hmmm. I’m not easily dissuaded, so I shook down the fridge and found baby...Read more
Parenting: The Priceless Treasure Hiding in the Everyday
Some mothers seem to sail through, knowing just what to do and when. Never obsessing about the details. Not me. I am Queen of Obsession. I can fixate on any minute detail – your choice. Just ask my kids. I’ll...Read more
5 Pivotal Truth Bombs to Drop on Your Kids Before They Meet Their ‘Soulmate’
Here in the USA, gittin’ hitched is averaging $25,000 - 30,000 dollars per celebration. Gulp. Great pains are obviously being taken to plan the Big Day, but judging by the dismal outcome of too many of these pricey unions, many...Read more