it’s that time again…

so, i have the kids in the car… and we are doing the stop/start shuffle through lights as we go down the road. my 4 year old pops up from the back seat, “momma, why is the statue of lizardy waving at me?” man, if you think about it, this world has to be confusing ...

In memory.

22. November 2016 home&family, loss, photos, poetry 1
It was unexpected, his final departure. When he finally was granted his rest. You see, he was the best. The best at rides on his mower, The best tomato grower, The best at cast iron corn bread, Kisses on heads, And (most-of-the-time) at cards. He was the best at Christmas. The decorations were extravagant Yet ...

Starting something simple

25. September 2016 photos, simplicity 0
We  allow junk, don’t we? Mail we don’t want creates piles on our counters. Miscellaneous paper debris comprised of old receipts, business cards, and gum wrappers find themselves stuffed in our wallet or the bottom of our bags. I might even find a baby sock randomly wedged there as well. Stuff we don’t need… stuff ...

Investing in “nothing”

(All mothers everywhere has their own Meryl, don’t they?) It is foolish to expect a toddler to go all day without a break.  Little kids can only go so long and so far without rest.  As a parent, to ignore this basic fact is setting them–and you–up for failure once the dreaded melt-down mode hits. ...