Stumbling Upon Effortless Joy on a Backyard Investigation

“I guess I am just not going to have an investigation today.” There was no guile, it was simply the youngest in the pack knowing when her sisters can’t be persuaded. She began to use one foot to nudge a Croc off by the sliding glass door. I set the dish towel down, turned the oven off and said, “You know what? I feel like investigating. Can you show me how?” ...more
Beautiful. It is often so hard to disconnect from our adult/parent tasks and just BE with our ...more

The dream was so real

Last night I had such a vivid dream, it felt so real. I was so relieved when I woke up and realized it was only a dream and that it hadn’t really happened. I burst into tears right there in my bed and shoved my face into my pillow. The dream, I just can’t shake the dream. I don’t want to talk about it in detail because I don’t want to even put a breath of truth to it....more

When Kids Speak the Truth: "You Never Play!"

As we were getting ready for school and work this morning my 5-year-old daughter out of the blue exclaimed, “I’m always going to play even when I’m a grown up. You never play.” Ouch. Reality really does bite, especially coming from an observant preschooler. I don’t really play enough and her comment got me thinking about what I was like as a child....more

Roxy the... What?!

Meet Birdie's friend Roxy.See Roxy sit?  Sit, Roxy, sit....more

I Travel the World Through Books; I Enter Into the Wildly Unimagined!

What better way to see the world than by becoming a traveler through books. In reading, I have journeyed the world over and experienced unimaginable wonders: I’ve seen and heard; I’ve smelled and tasted; and I can go and stay for as long as my heart fancies. I have seen the unthinkable, tasted the unimaginable, and heard the rare and exquisite. When I read I can warp through time and become whomever and whatever I want. Reading is my passport to endless destinations; it is a delightful ride on a magic carpet!...more
@ropcorn  The book about Lady Almina is wonderful, but it tells you a lot of history about the ...more

Terrific Tuesday - Imagination

Terrific Tuesday - I love my imagination, it is terrific....more

Giraffe SIghting

As I pulled into the parking lot of the Goodwill today, my daughter shouted with genuine excitement, 'Look Mommy, a giant giraffe!' I have seen a lot of things at the Goodwill, but this is a first. I looked around us and did not see what my sweet pea was so excited about. Sadly, I did not see the giant giraffe as quickly because I was not seeing through the eyes of a child....more

Parenting Thoughts from a Non-Parent

Here's an interesting quote I came across in my back-to-school research: "What good are straight teeth and trumpet lessons to the child who isn't awake to the wonder that this world is charged with?"...more