Three gorgeous kids’ books in time for Christmas {Reviews}

I was so pleased to receive these three recently released books to review! Maybe one of these would be a lovely Christmas gift for one of the kids in your life!  The Sleepy Shepherd by Stephen Cottrell is a magically illustrated story about a little shepherd who sleeps right through the angels coming and everyone … Continue reading Three gorgeous kids’ books in time for Christmas {Reviews}

Real Love in an Angry World by Rick Bezet {Review}

"Acknowledging the value of a soul plants in us a seed of willingness to build others up, encourage others, and call the greatness out of them. [...] My point is, we should interact with everyone based not only on who they are, but also with expectation of who they could be." - Real Love in … Continue reading Real Love in an Angry World by Rick Bezet {Review}

I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel {Review}

I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel I just want to use this book as artwork. Honestly. The cover plus the title basically is about equal to my tendencies of escaping from or trying to figure out how to deal with my life through reading. The tiny hardcover design makes for a fun purse book … Continue reading I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel {Review}

What I Learned {Fall 2018}

Each season Emily P. Freeman invites people to share in her practice of noting what she's learned. So today, I'm joining in. Some of this is trivial or just fun, some is less so, and some things I've learned aren't really shareable. But for now I'm going to challenge myself a little to pay attention … Continue reading What I Learned {Fall 2018}

What I Read – October 2018 {QuickLit}

Fiction: If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim - 5 stars. Tragic, honest, refugee story about Korean girl finding her way through choices of practicality and following her heart. I was rooting for this story. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang - 3.5 stars. This story about a person with Aspergers navigating the world … Continue reading What I Read – October 2018 {QuickLit}

A dozen joys {Whole Together Family 24/31}

There are so many things I take for granted or even resent in all my entitled audacity. Every now and then it's nice to stop to notice a few them. Here are a dozen of mine. The freedom to just walk in the hills with my kiddos. I do not notice this enough. I often … Continue reading A dozen joys {Whole Together Family 24/31}

Room to Change Your Mind {Whole Together Family 23/31}

I routinely leave Target empty-handed. I'd really like to enjoy Target, but the overwhelm of too many options just hits way too hard. Maybe one day? I know it's not really a problem. I just have FOMO and a mental image of all the cute things people have told me they found at Target. They elude … Continue reading Room to Change Your Mind {Whole Together Family 23/31}

A little independence {Whole Together Family 22/31}

The kids were adamant they wanted to go the steep way. The trail the just goes straight up one of our most frequented hills has always been their favorite. I tend to beg off because I end up carrying someone, the one with the shortest legs who shall not be named, at least part of … Continue reading A little independence {Whole Together Family 22/31}