This last week I saw a meme on Facebook that really bothered me. I think it was meant to get a laugh and inspire people to be kind but instead it hit me in such a negative way. It was a picture of a set of stairs that were shared by 2 neighbors. It had snowed and one side of the stairs was shoveled while the other side remained covered in snow. The caption read something ... Read More about Let’s Spread Goodness
One of my favorite childhood traditions, was one that my great grandma brought with her when she came to the Unite States from Sweden at the age of 19. Saint Lucia Day is December 13th and it is a celebration of light. You can look up the background of it, and it's quite interesting, but not what I want to focus on here. December 13th is the shortest day of the year and marks the ... Read More about A Celebration of Light
I don't know about you, but my kids don't need a whole lot for Christmas this year. They really have all the toys and clothes they need. And I don't need extra stuff cluttering up the house. So, Christmas shopping becomes difficult. But I'm not on the "give experiences" bandwagon in quite the way that I'm seeing out there. For one thing, to give a ticket to an event ... Read More about Give the Gift of Learning
When you see the hand of God in your life, what do you do? Do you stop and acknowledge it? Do you kneel and thank Him? Do you record it? Do you even recognize it? If you've been following along my recent posts, you'll know that my husband is out of town on business for a while, we're coming up on the holidays, my daughter broke her arm 3 weeks ago, and I've been ... Read More about Seeing the Hand of God
Today marks 10 days in on my 30 posts in 30 days challenge. Where did the challenge come from & why am I doing it? Here's the back story: It's been a tough year! We've been tormented by allergies (San Antonio allergies are super bad and they are year-round; there's no off season), so we took a break and I took the kids to stay in my parents' empty house (they're on a ... Read More about Why 30 Posts in 30 Days?