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Several years ago, I lived in Sonoma, California and worked in a small business. I hired a marketing assistant who became a friend. I was single and Trish was married but we connected. She made plans to travel to Tunisia to visit her husband’s family and she invited me to accompany them. It was . . . → Read More: In Real Life

Little Moments


I recently read a blog post by a friend, Tina Seitzinger; she shared some memories of her childhood. Then she shifted to wondering what her boys might remember from their family life. It got me to thinking about how motherhood is full of surprises and lots of small moments. There were . . . → Read More: Little Moments

More Bedtime Stories I Enjoy Reading


I am constantly looking for new books for my son. We’ve made the transition from me doing all the reading to now he reads to me (mostly). Since he is in school, he is supposed to complete a “reading log” to show he has spent at least ten minutes per night reading. Does anyone . . . → Read More: More Bedtime Stories I Enjoy Reading

Tragedies and Loss of Innocence


In December, I was at my desk working while I kept an eye on Twitter. I started to see posts about a shooting in Newtown. I opened a few stories and realized something very bad had happened. But it was a photo of children being evacuated that rocked me to my . . . → Read More: Tragedies and Loss of Innocence

Life Happens


When I began my blog I was newly-unemployed. I decided to split my available time between my son, embarking on a job search and expanding my social media skills. It took ten months to secure a new job. During those months, my son and I went on various outings . . . → Read More: Life Happens

My Life Interrupted


The goal or theme of writing this blog was how I intended to make sure my life was balanced. I started a new job in October and as a result I have not been writing. I have been very busy at work and learning a great deal, and I did not have much more . . . → Read More: My Life Interrupted

I love Fall! (and so does my son)


This post will be more photo-heavy than most. We live near a pumpkin patch. We visit it annually and our son has a good time there. I love taking photos. Here is one from maybe three years back as he was looking for the perfect pumpkin.

My husband introduced him to leaf piles. . . . → Read More: I love Fall! (and so does my son)

Rainbows…a little bit of magic


My son saw his first rainbow today. I have to say it was pretty cool. He was at soccer practice. I was not thrilled to be there on the sidelines because it was overcast and windy. I thought we had lucked out with no rain but the clouds opened up with about five minutes . . . → Read More: Rainbows…a little bit of magic

What do my favorite books say about me?


I was sorting through some files and I came across a list of books. About two years ago on Facebook people were inviting their friends to “List 15 books you’ve read that will always stick with you. They should be the first 15 you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.” I did . . . → Read More: What do my favorite books say about me?

As my son turns 5…


A friend of mine, Nevin Adams, was inspired to write today because his son just graduated from high school. As the Editor-in-Chief of PLANSPONSOR and PLANADVISER, he had some sage advice for young adults as they enter the workforce. His list of ‘exhortations’ is prompting me to write a letter to my son as . . . → Read More: As my son turns 5…