The Place ~ A Story: The In Between Part

March 14,2015:  Off to a very rough start today.  It's 3:32 am and I really should be in bed.  But, before I go, this:...more
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we always try to involve grace in our everyday activities.  when possible, we let her help us in the kitchen and when i’m cleaning, i make sure she’s right next to me helping me get rid of our dust bunnies. we always try to expose her to our house tasks (chores) and teach her the importance of taking care of ourselves, our home and each other....more

WW - Witchy food blessing

Many moons ago (too many to count), I was looking for a dinner prayer to use for our then Wiccan family (I use the past tense because now that the kidlets are adults/near adults, they don't completely identify as such). I found exactly what I was looking for in the book, Wiccacraft for Families by Margie McArthur....more

We Moved in Together 2 Weeks After We Met

We don't have ten years of marriage. We don't even have five. We have three years of knowing each other and being together....more
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Spend Less Time at the Dinner Table Without Sacrificing Quality Family Time

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Why I'm a sucker for charm bracelets

I’m a sucker for sentimental, romance, and anything that invokes positive emotions and memories. That may be why charm bracelets have always appealed to me. There are so many styles of bracelets and thousands of charms available. Each charm can hold a special meaning to the wearer, and even the purchaser if it’s a gift....more

Toddler Tales || Flying Edition


Coming Out…Again

I’m queer. I always have been, though this may come as a surprise to some. I came out to certain members of my family in 2009 after deciding that I wanted to live free and clear about who I am without the burden of playing a role that was never meant for me. I didn’t feel affected by any backlash, mostly because my son and I lived six hours driving from my nearest family member. I could choose to answer my phone, or not. One night not long after New Years Day 2010 I got a phone call. You know that feeling in your gut that says, “Don’t pick up...”?...more

A Chance Meeting Brings Peace To Another

Yesterday I went out despite my own inner best advice with this ongoing interruption in my health.  I view colds, flu and viruses as an interruption to our health.  A time when something greater wants us to be silent to listen.  I don't view it as an illness.  As I was walking a cafe on my way to work I saw a woman with the kindest face and she was crying.  As women we can usually sense when someone is delusional or like something is really wrong.  I walked over to her and asked if she was okay.  She was well dressed.  She said no....more

The Unexpected Challenges of a Paraguayan Newcomer

Just over two years ago, my husband and I had the crazy idea of moving our family many kilometers and time zones away, to the little known country of Paraguay. We had always desired the experience of living a few years abroad, learning another language, and getting some more travelling under our belts....more