A Storyteller's Journey

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 →

Literary Ladies – Grace Livingston Hill

Whenever I need a book that I know will have a happy ending and is sure to leave me feeling uplifted and hopeful, I turn to Grace Livingston Hill. And since she wrote over 100 novels and many short stories,... Continue Reading →

True Courage

When we think of doing something courageous, we may get a picture like the one above of someone climbing up a rock. It would take loads of courage I do not possess to climb that! But every day, I reach... Continue Reading →

Literary Ladies – L.M. Montgomery

When I was a child, I loved entering into the world of Anne (with an 'e') and her Green Gables. I spent hours imagining I lived on Prince Edward Island and had a bosom friend to call my own. The... Continue Reading →

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