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 . . .
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. ~Confucius This past Tuesday, my younger son and I were at the doctor’s office for his neurotherapy appointment. After he went into the treatment room, I turned to the receptionist and handed her the list of supplements for our current Lyme protocol. I . . .
“Don't just declutter, de-own.” ― Joshua Becker, Clutterfree with Kids I have fully embraced my journey toward minimalism. There have been peaks and valleys along the way, some weeks I make great progress, some weeks not so much. The latter seems to be true right now. Spring in our home means . . .
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith. ~Henry Ward Beecher Yesterday I received a phone call from the Intake Coordinator at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital: my older son’s application for intake into their Eating Disorder . . .
Every action of your life touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. ~Edwin Hubbell Chapin Over the weekend I searched Next Door under “In Search Of” (ISO), it is like a game, looking for people who are looking for things that I am trying to get rid or/pass along in my journey toward . . .
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. ~ Roy Disney Last week when I went in to see my doctor, she asked me how I was doing. “Overwhelmed. I think ‘overwhelmed’ is my word for this year” I told her. My doctor is kind; she told me that this was normal: my body . . .
Change always comes bearing gifts. ~Price Pritchett Last week when I went to the doctor’s office for treatment, I told the Erica, the physician’s assistant that I was planning a trip to the UK in May; I had made the decision to go last October when I had a feeling a part of me was missing: I had . . .