I will not make a scrap basket of my mind. ~Author unknown, c. early 1900s People often ask why I get up so early each morning (3:35 am PST if you must know); I usually explain it is the only time of day I have to myself: no phone calls, no texts, and nobody calling out “Mom!” My early morning . . .
Archives for April 2019
Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. ~Author Unknown Last week my older son and I met with the doctor at Stanford to discuss his eating issues. At this appointment, she officially diagnosed him with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). . . .
You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy. ~Eric Hoffer Over the past few months, I’ve donated numerous tote bags, home products, jewelry, and Tupperware - products purchased or acquired through home-based business parties I’ve attended or hosted over the years. I . . .
People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them. ~Epictetus Last night was one of those nights I wanted to scream “Me too!” at my older son. It all started with the reminder to him about getting his Eagle Scout proposal in the hands of the Scout Master. My son . . .
Try your very best to live in the present moment where your heart beats are. ~Bernard Basset Last month, my husband and I took our sons to Ano Nuevo State Park for a docent-led tour to see the elephant seals. I’ve always wanted to do this but I never seemed to have the time to sit down and plan . . .
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. ~Michael Jordan On Monday night I noticed my younger son has a zero (missing assignment) in Science and his grade had dropped. Part of me was kicking myself for not noticing it over Spring Break, the other part of me was . . .
Son, you outgrew my lap, but never my heart. - Author Unknown Over the weekend we attended an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for one of the Boy Scouts in my sons’ troop. I’ve attended a number of these Court of Honors over the years; there hasn’t been one that has failed to bring a tear to my . . .
Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always. ~ Brad Meltzer I often hear “You have Lyme? Really? You don’t look sick, you look fantastic!” and when I do, I think of Brad Meltzer’s quote. Unless I specifically say, “I have Lyme”, people have . . .
“Owning less is better than organizing more.” – Joshua Becker, Clutterfree Kids Minimalism piqued my interest in 2011: I was at the library and discovered a little red book called Clutter Busting by Brooks Palmer. I devoured the book in a few short hours and then read it several times before . . .