5 Tips to Regain Your Focus

Focus is a constant topic of discussion in our house. As the frazzled mother of a non-neurotypical child, we spend time every single day discussing focus and helping her learn focus.  Over the last however many years since her diagnosis, I’ve come to realize that I can learn a lot from her, too. And I…

Everyday Growth

I’ve learned a lot over the last few days about vacation, family, and strength. It wasn’t what I thought I was going to be learning, but it’s probably just as important as what I had hoped for. The easiest of this lot is that it isn’t a vacation if you don’t get a break from…

Today is the last day of school for my kids. I’m utterly overwhelmed by the entire concept of “summer.” I know it’s not exactly a fresh take to ruminate on how differently we feel about summer break when we’re children compared to when we are adults with children of our own. That’s not what’s gripped…

Inspiration in the Odd Bits of Life.

I like paint samples. Such pristine little squares of lusciously soft or boldly sassy color. Even better than their prettiness is their names. They’re a master class in the evocative. Anniversary Platinum and Headsmans Axe may both be gray, but they hold different intentions, implications and possibilities.   The names remind me that stories need…