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Activities Etc. Inspirational

10 Ways to Cultivate a Love for Books in a Child

I believe a passion for reading is one of the most powerful things we can teach our children. Having a passion for reading creates opportunities for our kids that we couldn’t even imagine! Think about all the ways that our kids will be able to entertain themselves, educate themselves, research, invent, create, bring justice, and fight injustices….all from a love of reading! Reading has positively impacted the person I am, …

Etc. Tips & Tricks

9 Reasons You Need to Start Picking Up Trash Today

Nature has such a profound way of determining my daily activities. It’s been like this for as long as I can remember. I remember choosing to garden over whatever it was little nine-year-old girls my age were doing after school. I distinctly remember tackling the giant chunk of azaleas that had been overtaken by wild blackberry bushes. Though it cut my hands, I didn’t wear gloves when I pulled the …

Friends & Family Inspirational

13 Steps to Raising a Healthy Wild Child

I watch her eyes light up as she sees something that catches her attention. I can see the wild in her when she sees a river or hears the ocean. She becomes restless and has the need to explore it. I’ve often wondered how I can nurture this wild child’s spirit. As a former teacher, foster parent, and current biological parent, I have been privy to the box children are …


5 Things that Have Made 2020 Worth While

No doubt 2020 has sucked sour balls. For a minute there, it just seemed to get worse and worse with no end in sight to the downward spiral that was this year. In case you don’t remember all the wild events from 2020, here’s a short synopsis so far (and it’s only July): Brush fires in Australia A drone struck and killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and created a mass …


I Am The Storm

Fate whispered to the warrior, “You can’t withstand the storm.”

I whispered back, “I am the storm.”

It’s important to always remember that there will always be storms in our lives. But, there’s also a season for everything.

“A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; A time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; A time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; A time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:2-8

Whatever season you’re in, you’re going to face a storm. Remember who you are.