Month: January 2014

  • a happy (belated) birthday.

    This is a belated birthday post for my best friend. But first let me explain a couple of things. I love reading past posts which is why I am still working hard trying to retrieve and re-post all of my stuff that was lost in cyberspace.  Our lives have changed so much since I began…

  • scumbags and superstars.

    I found this on my weekend away in NYC: I don’t know why I took a picture of it.  (I googled it and it turns out it’s a brand name…and not quite my style though I appreciate the detailed graphic illustrations printed on the clothing.) Little did I know that it would be my theme…

  • when they can’t speak…

    …they put their words on paper. My friend, Brooke,  posted a great question on our Sense of Story Facebook page yesterday:  How do words affect the children in your life? That’s when I thought about all the letters and notes from my children that are slipped under my door or left on my dresser. When…

  • silent.

    I was inspired to write this post by Gwynyth’s article on the “the words not spoken” for Sense of Story. Silence is hard to come by when you have 5 children and live in 1100 square feet of space.  But with further thought, I realized that I do actively engage in moments of thoughtful silences……

  • An epiphany: 12 unexpected Christmas gifts…

    … our family received this holiday season. Today is the Feast of The Epiphany.  This day usually marks the end of the holiday season for me and as I look back on a very eventful holiday season, I realized I have received more gifts than ever this season – all because we lost our electricity. Let…

  • my word for 2014:

    We buy our milk from a farmer in 2L wide-mouth jars.  To pour some milk into a glass from a full 2L jar, there is always spillage.  2 years ago,  when we first started buying this milk, we spilt the milk often and a lot.  I would, literally, cry over the spilt milk.  Buying 12-14L…