There was a time when I used to make some spectacular decorated cakes, having learned the trade from my mother. Then life happened. I had kids and tried fitting decorating birthday cakes around nursing and naps and questions. My health took a nose dive. My perfectionist tendencies caused me to become further stressed out, and... Continue Reading →
This Is Your Life
I'm not certain who designed this, but I love it. I think I need it in my home somehow.
Mitten Strings for God
When I first heard of Katrina Kenison's book, Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry, I mentally brushed it off. With such a title, I expected the book to proselytize religious beliefs. When the book showed up in my mailbox from the publisher, I picked it up with apprehension, and found I was... Continue Reading →
The Art of Writing Thank You Notes
When I was a child, my mother stressed the importance of writing thank you notes. If someone was thoughtful enough to spend their money and time thinking about you, shopping for or making a gift, she explained, the least the recipient could do was take a minute and write a thank you note. I took... Continue Reading →
Society tends to view life as a succession of high points. We look forward to the next big thing, whether it's an event, a holiday, a vacation, or a job promotion. Those high points make an outline for our lives and we look forward to those exciting high points. However, this roller coaster view of... Continue Reading →