I have a story to share with you. Dreams come true. If you believe in yourself, anything is possible! In my 20's, I heard this sort of rhetoric all of the time in popular culture and thought it was true. Maybe it is, but not for everyone. Over the years, my motto has shifted. Last… Continue reading Want Some Good News?
If you've followed my blog for a while, you might know that I have dreams of hitting the road when my older kids have left home, as mentioned in my post about vanlife. I almost bought a campervan before the Covid19 crisis hit Ireland, envisioning weekend excursions around the island. Instead I replaced my 7… Continue reading Vagabonds at Heart
I am officially middle aged. Having recently celebrated what felt like a somewhat significant birthday, I'm filled with gratitude. My first husband was 4 years older than me, but his life ended before he reached this particular milestone. I'm now 2 years older than he lived to be, which is a strange feeling. The process… Continue reading Welcoming Middle Age
This morning my house is filled with music and warmth. Outside it's gloomy and grey but the kitchen is cozy. The wood stove and candles are lit, the fairy lights are glowing. I've been singing my favorite Christmas carols and remembering years past. In high school I sang in the choir and loved the 4… Continue reading Hearth Song
Last spring I fulfilled a lifelong dream of traveling to Asia for the first time. I will write another post in the future with links and travel information about my experience traveling to Thailand with a toddler and two teenagers. Today I simply want to share the joy of our trip through images. I'll never… Continue reading Memories for Life: Thailand During Songkran
It's not uncommon to want to give one's children everything lacked in one's own childhood. I know I'm not alone in trying to overcompensate for what I did not have in my early years. What were holidays like for you, and how does that influence your celebrations now? My mother and I depended on the… Continue reading Giving Thanks: Holiday Recipes and Reflections
As Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I thought it's a good time to start posting about gratitude. November is also Prematurity Awareness Month. Today (and every day) I am thankful for the preemie in my life. A Facebook memory popped up this morning with a photograph of Blessing at 6 months. I thought I'd… Continue reading Prematurity Awareness Month