Living Simply

When I was younger as soon as I learned I could pick and choose my own outfits I did. And the combinations I came up with gave me so much joy even though the result often was the ragamuffin look. Probably didn’t help that I would change outfits five or more times a day just…

What Encouraged Me Today #2 Featuring Tami.

“Today I was destined to cross paths with this woman. A young, pregnant, woman in tattered clothing. She had a backpack on and held a sign that said: Pregnant Please Help Us. My heart immediately sank. I looked down at my swollen womb & tears came only moments later. Traffic was moving and so I…

What Encouraged Me Today. #1

“NURSING THIS LONG HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BEING “MOM ENOUGH” AND IT ISN’T “EXTREME”. WE DON’T DO IT FOR SPORT, TO WIN AN AWARD, OR TO BE RECOGNIZED ABOVE ANYONE ELSE. WE DON’T DO IT TO PROVE A POINT, TO MAKE A SCENE OR TO BE PRAISED. WE ARE JUST MOTHERS NURSING OUR CHILDREN.” ~Natalie…

Weekly C o n n e c t Feature #16

“You Love someone so much it hurts.” I never fully grasped that saying before I became a Mom. But now… it is a feeling that radiates through my being every second of every day. As I rock my son and he lay curled up in my arms with a full belly of milk, I hurt….

W e e k l y C o n n e c t Feature #15

Looking back over my seventy odd years of life, I cannot remember a time I did not write. At an early age I found my hero in the photojournalist Marguerite Bourke-White and her work covering World War II. I was fascinated how her photo’s and short script told the story.  I began writing professionally when…