Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. ~Emily Kimbrough Last month, my younger son begged me to let him hang out after school with friends before attending the school’s talent show. He wanted to meet his friends at 4:30 pm, a good 90 minutes . . .
Help one another; there's no time like the present and no present like the time. ~James Durst Yesterday, I lounged around the house, feeling the impact of jet lag. I didn’t leave the house, nor did I exercise. I was feeling a bit blue: I was home after a 10-day adventure to London and Wales . . .
It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it. ~From the television show The Golden Girls This year marked the third Mother’s Day without my Mom, and the first Mother’s Day I’ve been away from my children as I venture through London with a bestie and make my way over to Wales . . .
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. ~Auguste Rodin This morning as I scrolled through my Facebook memories, a memory from two years ago jumped out at me: “Today I am putting my intention out to the Universe. Those who know me well know that when I do this, things . . .
Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath. ~Eckhart Tolle This year, my husband and I chose to spend Easter hiking with our boys at one of my favorite local hiking spots: Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve. The park had been blessed with a wonderful super bloom this year and I . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .