More practical for now {The Kind Side}

Earlier this year I set a goal to get up before the kids. Quiet space in the dark is what I needed and it worked for a while. But then it stopped working and lately I've realized that starting my day of having slept through my first goal is undermining my day a bit. So, … Continue reading More practical for now {The Kind Side}

Is Hope*Writers Worth It? {my top five reasons}

Hi from my wild eyes to yours! Thankfully, it's Friday. Not that that really makes a difference anymore. :D Hope*Writers is a choose-your-own-adventure, year-round, at-home writers conference with no extra costs for airfare, hotels, food, childcare, car rentals, etc. It might not seem like it from the outside but Hope*Writers is a great alternative and … Continue reading Is Hope*Writers Worth It? {my top five reasons}

All the small disappointments {Notes from the Kind Side}

Sometimes what makes you sad can feel a little bit ridiculous in the grand scheme of things. A few days ago I heard that our church was canceling the annual soccer camp. The kids were looking forward to spending mornings playing soccer with friends, and I was looking forward to maybe volunteering (because I do … Continue reading All the small disappointments {Notes from the Kind Side}