Happy (and) in bed?

My husband and I have a little game that we play in bed. I’m not clever enough yet to write blog-listings teasers, so that’s just a literal statement. And we have a name for our game: ‘The Gin and Tonic Question.’ It’s very easy to play, mainly because it involves absolutely no action or reaction, and everyone’s a winner. The basic premise is to illustrate how happy you are to be lying in bed by naming your minimum price for getting ...more

I gained 3 pounds last week!


Living with Autism Diagnosis: One Year Later

MommyQ is about to reach an important milestone in her mommy life. It has been almost one year since I first blogged about my son’s autism diagnosis. My first post about his diagnosis, Autism Means My Son Is Happy When He’s Flappy, was probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever written. Yes, it was even harder than all of my college research papers and I was an English major, so there were plenty of those. ...more

It's Too Quiet Now

EcoMeg was very quiet these past two weeks while my family visited. First my Dad, then my brother and sister-in-law. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. Not because we did anything special, just because we were together. We lingered at the dining table, chatted while I cooked, ran errands together... Just shared the same space. It seems too quiet in the house now, despite the kids' constant chatter. ...more

Joy --- find it, snuggle up to it

Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. ...more

Thanks for your kind comment. Whether it is shuffling off judgmental thoughts -- reminding ones ...more

'Regrets I have none'

Sometimes things you have experienced in life, good or bad, comes back to you and once again you find yourself thinking a little more about these moments in life. From the first time I laid my eyes on you I felt joy of living, I saw Heaven in your eyes Though I still strongly believe it was not even giving a chance but sometimes maybe trying is not always better than not trying at all. I learned yet another valuable lesson in the journey of  life and that is not so bad  ; ) ...more

Giving up hate and living life

Forgive or not to forgive.. ...more

Interview with Leah Piken Kolidas, Artist & Host of Creative Every Day

On April 17th, I issued a double-dog-dare-you challenge. I asked that you pick one, super hard thing to do (or not do) for 100 days. I think vows like this can teach us a wide variety of lessons -- about ourselves and our assumptions, about our power and our weaknesses. So I understand the impulse that led Leah Piken Kolidas to do what she did. ...more

The Beauty of It All

In our never-ending quest for more, we sometimes become complacent with practicing gratitude and appreciation for the "little" things in our lives. When was the last time you took a moment to appreciate the beauty of your life? ...more

Happiness is Finding Your Place