How to Make a DIY Reclaimed Wood Desktop Organizer

I have another confession. I have a slight obsession with drawing and painting materials. ...more
Simple and adorable. I keep making the mistake of getting boxes with lids for art supplies. The ... more

Parenting Inspiration From Amy Schumer

I have a complete talent crush on comedienne Amy Schumer. I can't be the only one who watched Amy's appearance on over and over again, making sure to share it with everyone I've ever met. She's not just adorably funny, but she's proudly inappropriate and unashamed. And while I know it may sound odd, when I watch her on talk shows, do stand up or on her Comedy Central show "Inside Amy Schumer," I admire the fact that she doesn't seem to care about being appropriate, polite or politically correct. ...more
I cannot stop laughing. Amy is the greatest. I recently read Amy Poehler's book, "Yes, Please!" ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your April 2015 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
.TRSOne_ Dang, I was really hoping to see those pics - they aren't showing up. Will be back to ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your April 2015 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
My poem on race in America - my white ... more

What's Happening in Baltimore Is About More Than Freddie Gray

I won't condone violence against police or peaceful protesters. I can't....more
Incredibly well stated. My words cannot make sense, my thoughts are ragged and breaking. I thank ... more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your April 2015 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
A little exercise in "Why I write," or "Why I ... more

10 Things Your Kids Need to Know

As I sat in the departure area waiting to board a recent flight, a middle-aged woman sitting across from me took a call on her cell phone. It was hard not to overhear the almost immediate anguish in her voice. I garnered pretty quickly that she was getting news of a death. Her face turned gray and her voice shook as she tried to console the bereaved person on the other end of the phone. "Oh honey, you can't blame yourself," and, "I'm so sorry. This is such sad, sad news." And then, "Well, you never know, he might reschedule. Maybe he just got busy."...more
Oh wow - this is so wise. I have one son starting Junior High soon, and we should go over these ... more

Poetry, like Postcards

I am back to reading Mary Oliver’s Blue Horses this morning. I didn’t finish, again. I felt like I was reading poems like I eat fine chocolates–with relish and excitement, lips smacking with understanding and delight, and then, having to push myself away, lest I stop enjoying the distinctness of each one.But here is just a teensy part of “If I Wanted a Boat”:...more
You are, quite simply, Glorious! I love everything about this post! more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your April 2015 Posts Here!

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more
A super fun round-up of all the Sculptures and Amazing Artwork we looked at together on Friday ... more

This is Marriage.

About two years ago, I stepped into a small mound of cow shit. It’s a memory I just can’t shake, mostly because I was barefoot at the time. And wearing a really long white dress.I stepped barefoot into a meadow muffin on my wedding day. That has to be good luck, right?None of the magazines prepared me for that. They tell you to bring hairspray and lip gloss and bobby pins, but no one ever warns you that choosing an offbeat wedding location like a farm or a field might mean stepping into something other than rose petals on your special-special day....more
This is luscious. It is rich and gorgeous and savor worthy. Each of those little moments - I ... more