Cooler Than You

She’s been playing guitar and singing with School of Rock for quite some time. After my important life-lesson on 90s music, she chose The Best of the 90s show this fall. She performed in the show today ....more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with 50 Degrees

I’m a parent. I have lots of rules. Some make sense ....more

5 Reasons to Use WordSwag

I've been adding text to images since the days of Paint. What felt difficult in Photoshop is now easier than ever with a handy app called WordSwag. The app will cost you $3.99, but it will be the best $3.99 you've ever spent. The ease of use, fun options, and general "shiny" of the app make it the most favorite app on my phone right now. ...more
Thanks for this! I bought it this morning and am having so much fun with it. So easy!more

Embrace the Hill Again

I’m still not training just yet, so I’m still running what I want to run. And the other day, I wanted to run hills. Which is crazy, right? ...more

January Dandelions

It’s no secret I love dandelions. I’m still working on my dandelion tattoo, but I like incorporating dandelions into both my jewelry and wardrobe. They remind me that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes; that what one views a weed, another views as a precious flower ....more

Should Your Children Walk Home Alone? CPS Says No

Should fear of Child Protective Services taking our children affect the everyday decisions of parents? Danielle and Alexander Meitiv, parents in Silver Spring, Maryland, now find themselves under investigation by CPS for allowing their children, ages ten and six, to walk one mile home from a park. ...more
This seems really extreme. My friends and I should have had our parents referred to CPS many ...more

I Like Shiny Things: Chloe + Isabel

As you may know, I sold jewelry with a company that ended up closing last month. I immediately started researching new companies when we found out the old company was closing for a number of reasons. 1. I like jewelry ....more

52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the Evening Art

When my brother and sister-in-law asked what the boys might like for Christmas, I simply replied, “Art stuff.” I figured my sister-in-law would handle this task the best of any family member, including myself, as she is an artist. The boys spent much of last year drawing in old notebooks, on pieces of printer paper, and on the margins of church bulletins with old pencils and broken crayons.… 52 Weeks of Brotherhood: The One with the Evening Art is a post from Stop, Drop and Blog. Want more of Stop, Drop and Blog? ...more

Grace in Small Things, My First (1)

I joined Elan Morgan‘s site, Grace in Small Things, last year. But I never followed through with writing it in my own space. Until today ....more

Running (When You Don’t Have To Run)

Running when you don’t have to run is the best kind of running. I’m in that blissful space between Winter RunStreak and half marathon training. Why so blissful? ...more