The Family We Choose

Everywhere I look I still see inspiring things. Things I can’t control. Things I didn’t plan for; things that bring me to my knees. People are counting on me to do the “right” thing. Somehow, despite my meandering, happiness has found me. I doubt it will ever leave. I spent time this week with dear […]

Fall Thoughts

I’ve been wondering lately – is it wise to leave things undone in one day or try and fit it all in? The start to the school year has been incredible, more abundant than I could have imagined and yet I’m still left with this sense of missing out – reminded of all the things […]

Feeling Humbled

I’ve been thinking about this concept of failing fast. I’m experimenting with youtube this week. The elder is really digging youtube right now and I realize I have a responsibility to take interest in the media he consumes. In the future I’ll have a responsibility in the content he creates. I’ve never been afraid of […]

Goal Setting

When I look back a full year I realize I’m further along than I once was. Today marks the Autumnal Equinox. This is my favorite season. Crisp, cool mornings, reinstating simple rituals and routines and the excitement for what long, dark days might represent (more partying and possibly, more sleep). Everything in life has seasons. […]

Back To School

Gabe started Kindergarten last week. I love him. He’s a natural born leader. Today he starts YMCA lessons. Noah does too. I get to join Noah on this journey, but Gabe had to make his way on his own. I love this about my two boys. They make their own way. This is mommyhood. Figuring […]

Never Forget

My dad was in The Pentagon on September 11, 2001. I don’t really talk about it much. It’s not really my story to tell. 125 people died there, but my dad survived. Then I think (and look and feel) back on it and wonder why it’s so important to remember such things. I still can’t […]


I abandoned this project. I realized it was time to concentrate my efforts on the self expression, on the art. I still don’t have a current product to sell.  I think it’s wise to expect such things from myself if I want to build this business. Right now my focus continues to be on honing […]

Wanting more…

If you’ve stumbled upon my blog I’m looking for more writers to help me on my quest to encourage others to craft a meaningful life.  I’ve had so many visions for this blog – I love science, music, history and most of all making things. I have to focus on my crochet work right now […]