Devotion by Dani Shapiro

"The whole world is a lesson in what’s true. The whole world is a lesson—and the lesson keeps changing." I've had Devotion on my Kindle for several years and only just read it. But, as usual, the universe made sure the timing was perfect. This is Shapiro's memoir on finding and understanding her faith. She... Continue Reading →

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A Child’s Special Needs

I haven't written a lot about a major challenge in our home. Mostly because it's overwhelming and scary and so hard to describe. Also because I don't want to say anything that will violate the privacy of my children and make anyone uncomfortable one day. But I think it's time to be more honest and... Continue Reading →

Where to Find Inspiration

In January I wrote about my intention to get walking every day. I failed. Miserably. I still haven't gone on a single walk. I tried one day but the trails were solid ice and I worried about falling with the baby in the carrier, even with spikes on my shoes. I sort of gave up... Continue Reading →

Books I Hope to Read This Spring

It's hard to narrow down this list to just 10 books! My TBR runneth over and my book slump is starting to fade, so you know what that means... let the manic spring reading season begin! Most of these books aren't 2019 releases because I am perpetually behind. Maybe one day I'll be the kind... Continue Reading →

An Artist’s Date… to the Feed Store

The snow has finally melted back enough for the crocuses to start poking through the ground! It's going to be a cold week, but those tender looking stalks are actually quite tough, so they'll be fine. The pussy willow hasn't started fuzzing yet, but I can't wait to clip some of those sweet little branches... Continue Reading →

Books to Get You Out of A Reading Slump

March has historically been a horrible reading month for me. I find myself happily chugging along and reading a ton until March: cue the squealing breaks and an awful reading slump. I don't know if it's the anticipation of spring, the awareness that I've set a reading goal that is unattainable, or what -- but... Continue Reading →

Keeping Focus

We're nearly a quarter of the way through the year and it seems like everyone is taking stock of their blog goals - our original intentions versus what we've created as a result of our real lives. I don't know about you, but I feel adrift. I thought my goals for this year were simple:... Continue Reading →

Joan Didion’s On Keeping a Notebook

"What is a recipe for sauerkraut doing in my notebook? What kind of magpie keeps this notebook?"On Keeping a Notebook, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, page 138, Joan Didion Thanks to Nina Lacour's podcast On Keeping a Notebook, I've been reconsidering my previous animosity for Joan Didion. I read The Year of Magical Thinking a few years... Continue Reading →

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