Wordless Wednesday: Cultivating Generosity.

As part of our gradual move toward a more minimalist way of life, we decided to part with a few of the outdoor toys we'd neglected to play with. In an effort to get the kiddos involved in the process, my husband invited the boys to wash each item and offer it to one of our neighbors. Much to my surprise, they enthusiastically accepted....more

10 Affirmations for Content Creators.

I am a big fan of embracing artistic expression. I believe all of us have a creative force within, yet so many are unable to—or are actively discouraged from—pursuing their endeavors. To me, that is a tragedy because the world needs you! ...more

Wordless Wednesday: A Hole In The Hand.

Last year, my husband and sons decided to do a few science experiments over the summer. All three of them enjoyed it so much, they've made it an annual event. Here's a graphic of their most recent exercise ....more

5 Ways To Support A Friend In Crisis.

When we're younger, the notion of friendship seems is easy. To the very young, it mostly consists of playing in the same area and learning to share toys. As we get a little older, connections deepen, but can remain stubbornly fickle ....more

Wordless Wednesday: Me and My Best Gal.

I make weird faces, sometimes....more


The 12th anniversary doesn't get much shine as far as special occasions go; bigger, rounder numbers tend to usurp its significance. For me, though, June 19, 2015 represents the power of transformation....more

Wordless Wednesday: Focused.

Originally, we bought this headlamp for late-night trips to the bathroom, but of course, it came to be used for this purpose. Right before I snapped this pic, I thought about scolding him, but held my tongue. I get so few opportunities to say, "yes", these days ....more

Joy's Faves: 12-18 Month Edition

1. Munchkin Click Lock Flip Straw Cup - 9oz I've been using these since my oldest was a toddler. They're durable, spill-proof, and easy for little hands to hold....more

10 Great Gifts for Dad (that aren't ties!)!

I love buying gifts for the people I care about. There is something so special about the acts of thinking of and finding just the right present to show your love. No matter how humble the item, it can always be infused with that genuine affection that automatically increases the monetary value ....more

Wordless Wednesday: The Faces of Joy (at 13 months).

She's practically coming out of her skin with personality, these days! To bear witness to it is nothing short of magical. Come on over to Mrs ....more