sometimes i just want you to listen to your kids, and not just nod like you are listening.  (sorry a.r.) sometimes i want you to put down that cell phone and really tell me how you are.  ( i should listen more) sometimes i wish we could get a day off of work for aContinue reading “sometimes”


focusing on good stuff, here are seven things i am so incredibly thankful for: early morning softball eyes.  they are the prettiest i’ve seen yet.  those lashes! little hands, little hearts, BIG impact on their aunt baaaaabs. (& matching jammies). a view from happy.  my sweet alex reese, a pit of wonder, the garden boxes.Continue reading “favorites/friday”

quietest voice

sometimes the quietest voice heeds the loudest boom. who or what are you listening to?  watching?  is it uplifting to you?  are they making you feel peace?  is it filling you with kindness and happiness?  what about that person or thing is something you’d like to listen to more? just thoughts on a tuesday. peaceContinue reading “quietest voice”

words of the mother – give away – WINNER

    ** this giveaway is now closed.  the winner is amanda! since i will be seeing you in a few days friend, i’ll bring it with me.  i was not sure how to get the little generator on here, but amanda was number 1 literally, and as the winner!  🙂  hopefully some newContinue reading “words of the mother – give away – WINNER”

random thought thursday: celebrity dinner party

the guest list: zooey deschanel  :  drew barrymore  :  jessica simpson  :  tori spelling  :  the pioneer woman  :  ellen page  :    wanda sykes  :  kate hudson  :  keri russell  :  liv tyler  :  whitney cummings  :  reese witherspoon  :  maya angelou  :  lauren graham  :  melissa mccarthy  :  jewel  :  sheryl crow  :  sherriContinue reading “random thought thursday: celebrity dinner party”

the upswing of being ungreedy

it is not about wanting nice things.  of course i want nice things.  it is not about how much money i make or have made or will make.  of course i want to be able to support myself and my little family. it is not about being able to compare my friends, my family’s, myContinue reading “the upswing of being ungreedy”

my response to her, although i am a stranger

i read the following blog post, by a writer out of new york.  she is lovely, she is talented.  it is how i feel and then some.  sometimes (especially this time of year), i don’t know how to express this to others: the wily brunette and then, this is what i wrote to her: “toContinue reading “my response to her, although i am a stranger”

road to happiness

you are not given a road map – no global positioning exists (yet) for your heart. you are to follow it though~ follow through (to figure it out with the tools you are  given/earn/learn/decipher from this) *you will get there eventually if you listen, and go s l o w l y or fastfastfast…but it mustContinue reading “road to happiness”