A Storyteller's Journey

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I had finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up: a storyteller.

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For My 40th Year

Today is my 39th birthday. About a year ago I found an article which listed books to read before turning 40. I thought it was a great idea, but I wasn't crazy about the suggestions. So, in keeping with my... Continue Reading →

Literary Ladies – The Brontë Sisters

As I've reflected on my reading during my teen years, I realized that I must have gone through a Goth period. I read a lot of Poe, relishing in his spine-tingling horrors. Tolstoy was also a favorite. From what I... Continue Reading →

We All Need Somebody to Lean On

Motherhood can be downright lonely sometimes. Although we are surrounded by our children, whom we love deeply, there are times when we need something more than they can offer us. We need to hear that what we are going through... Continue Reading →

Literary Ladies – Jane Austen

I first found Jane in high school. A paperback copy of Pride and Prejudice came into my possession and after several tries I finally managed to read it. From that point on, I devoured all of her major works and have... Continue Reading →

Life is Better When You’re Laughing

For February, my planner informed me that, "Life is better when you're laughing." I couldn't agree more! I kind of use laughter as an indicator. If I'm laughing a lot, things are going pretty well. If I've gone the whole... Continue Reading →

The Example We Set

Kids are natural mimickers. I've often heard one of my boys repeat something I've said and sometimes I cringe when I hear it come from their mouth. It's so easy to say things without thinking it through, but so difficult... Continue Reading →

Literary Ladies – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sometime during my childhood, I was given a beautiful hardcover copy of Little House in the Big Woods and Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I remember imagining along with the story how Pa stored up food for the... Continue Reading →

Goals: They’re a Good Thing

Wow! Can you believe that January is over already? Time flies, but I've gotten off to a great start this year and all because I took the time to make some goals. No longer do I feel like a hamster... Continue Reading →

Be a No Drama Mama!

In college, I remember thinking one day that the lives of the people around me was very similar to a soap opera. Couples constantly changing, back-biting and gossiping, conflicts between professors and students. It was exciting! Now as a mom... Continue Reading →

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