Time is What Makes a Great Parent

Some of my fondest memories as a child were the times of  my dad sounding reveille on weekend mornings to rise everyone out of bed at the crack of dawn to head the hour into the city for a softball tournament. I remember the times of the car rides across the country to see my grandparents in Buffalo, New York where we would sing as a family at the top of our lungs to whatever old country tune struck our fancy. I remember the times of mom and daughter shopping trips or movie nights while dad was away on a hunting trip....more


Wow, is time ever flying by!!  It's already May 9th...I'm back in school on May 28th!  I still have my financial aid to work on, supplies to obtain...I already feel like I'm running out of time!I have a huge list of things I need to get done during this short break.  I have that feeling which every woman knows of feeling that the faster you go, the further behind you get!...more

What If?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately.  That’s the kind of thing that happens while you sit at your desk, knitting until your fingers and wrists go numb, watching millions of images load ever so slowly on your dino-dial-ups for Pintrest.  There’s been topics fluttering in my mind, words to mash out on this blank screen… but knitting doesn’t work well with typing.  You loose your count and your train of thought all at one time.  Trust me....more
Get it, girl!more

Playing With Time - How to Deal

This morning my son Jett (he’s 6-and-three-quarters – his words) asked me if time could speed up. More specifically, he asked if I had to the power to speed up time. I groaned, not just because I was trying to get his foot in his boot (why do feet never go into boots in the morning before school?!), but because the question gave me actual pain in my chest. “Nope, I can’t speed up time. And I don’t want to. It goes too fast as it is.” I told him. “I just want school to be over so I can come home and finish building my Lego project!” he whined....more

Artist Mamas

"The planet does not need more successful people.  The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of all kinds."  -- The Dalai Lama ...more

Somewhere in the United States . . . .

 Somewhere in the USA (Arizona, for instance) it’s 11:25 p.m.It’s also 10:25 in California!So, technically, it’s still today, November 19, 2012, and I made this blogging deadline.So there.~:Le sigh.Join in the Fray: What have you been late for – really LATE – this week?Copyright © 2012 Michelle Matthews Calloway, ASwirlGirl™, All rights reserved....more

This Bookworm Turns

When you start a book you should always finish it; otherwise you have wasted the author’s time and you have wasted your time.So said my favourite 6th Form English Tutor in days of yore and an edict I took to my young heart as unbreakable law.Which was okay and all until one reads that, statistically, one is unlikely to finish all the books one has sitting on one’s nightstand when one is aged about one and fifty....more

#274 Present, Day 3 of 31

Given that it's "fall back" tonight, I thought I would write about time.  I remember being a kid, and it seemed as though time passed by sooo slowly.  Remember that?...more

Social Media Time Management

A great deal of my work involves using the Web, so it’s not possible for me to unplug entirely. While in New York for BlogHer, I had some work to complete, and I was checking my phone for tweets, emails and texts to meet with people and respond to work-related matters.  Online time was always focused and brief, and I loved it. ...more

A Letter to Future Me: Remember How Much You Loved Them

Dear Me 20 Years From Now, I wonder if you've become one of those women who briefly lingers around, a safe distance behind, young moms carting their babies and toddlers through the grocery store with that far-off look in your eyes. If you gently smile at the mom when she looks up and catches your glance, obviously frazzled by how challenging taking 2 kids grocery shopping is, as if to tell her it's going to be okay. If you look at her and miss that time, want so badly to trade 5 minutes of the independence you have now that your kids are much older so that you can rest a toddler's head on your shoulder, or buckle a baby in their car seat, mindful not to pinch any belly chub in the harness....more
@trinalb Beautiful. Truly!more