Giving Back.


This post was inspired by The 13th Gift by Joanne Huist Smith,memoir about how  random acts of kindness transformed her family’s bereavement and grief during the holidays. Join From Left to Write on October 28th as we discuss The 13th Gift. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes. The holidays are fast approaching, again this year. It seems like every year the holidays come … [Read More...]

The Goddess of Small Victories- Book Club!


This post was inspired by The Goddess of Small Victories by Yannick Grannec, a novel about brilliant mathematician Kurt Gödel as told from his ex-cabaret dancer wife’s perspective. Join From Left to Write on October 16th as we discuss The Goddess of Small Victories. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes. I often times feel as though I am taken advantage of for my … [Read More...]

Self Reflection: What do you see when you Look in the Mirror?


Self reflection is important, and I have been doing more of that recently. I do not get a lot of time by myself. I can honestly say that because I just went to the bathroom and had a small child and a cat staring at me the entire time, while another intruder was knocking at the door. So, I've been trying to squeak a little more "me time" in when I can, for the sake of not going totally and … [Read More...]

What Happens when you take Technology away from your Kids.


What happens when you take technology away from your children? Life. Life Happens! They start playing with their toys again, and they start playing together. The whine less, and ask less, and depend on less. They share better, communicate better, and are overall more eager to get outside. They Explored More Sought More Adventure They Looked for Opportunities to Find the … [Read More...]

Those Ridiculous Bad Days.

Have you ever woken up in the morning just automatically knowing that the day ahead of you is already slated to be bad? And then you try to shake off that horrible feeling, and you think of all the really bad days you've had-and how those bad days were really, truly bad days, so you try to stay positive because nothing could ever be worse than those bad days? I woke up like that this morning. … [Read More...]