Why Are You Afraid?

Why Are You Afraid?

Halloween ended up being a quiet night.  I didn’t run out of candy and I made a delicious pot of chili which means I don’t need to cook tonight.  I drifted in and out of sleep waiting for my daughter to get home from a friend’s house.  It was about 11:00 when I decided to […]

Musings From the Laundry Room

Musings From the Laundry Room

Twenty-four years ago I chose to be a stay-at-home mom.  I was thirty years old and the sparkle of my corporate job had lost its shine.  I was ready to devote my energy into our growing family. Even though it meant our household income was going to be cut by two-thirds, my husband was completely […]

Morning Pages

Morning Pages

The very prolific author, Julia Cameron, has a tip for aspiring writers.  She recommends that you put something on paper every day, preferably in the morning upon waking. Cameron advises that this writing time be a stream of consciousness, meditative sort of time without concern for content. I’ve been getting up at 6:00 every day […]

Good Enough is Good Enough

Good Enough is Good Enough

How many of you as kids were punished with doing “chores” or housework? My mom’s favorite disciplinary tactic was dusting.  If you ever saw my house you would know why this was a punishment indeed.  My mom, at the height of her Amish country phase, had so many knickknacks sitting around collecting dust that she […]