Recent Rants

Nana’s Snow Cream

Nana’s Snow Cream

There are some childhood memories that are like buoys. As you scan back over your past, these memories bob to the surface. They’re sharp and bring specific feelings with them. Snow cream is one of the buoys in my memory. A chunk of my childhood […]

NOURISHING GUMBO

NOURISHING GUMBO

My daughter, Savannah, has always loved cooking and spending time with me in the kitchen. This love of cooking has inspired her to create recipes and share them in a recipe column she writes for her homeschool enrichment journalism class. The column is dedicated to tasty, […]

A GUIDE TO LAZY COMPOSTING

A GUIDE TO LAZY COMPOSTING

Let me start off by establishing the breadth of my ignorance when it comes to legit composting. I don’t know anything about using compost to balance the pH of our soil. Our compost bin is thoroughly neglected, except for the daily addition of organic materials. […]

LEARNING WHO TO TRUST

LEARNING WHO TO TRUST

The ability to trust others and feel secure in relationships is vital to our well being. But where does trust come from? Usually, it’s forged through time when someone shows they’ll make good choices and be kind. So what happens when someone doesn’t behave in […]

HOW A WORKOUT APP SAVED MY SANITY

HOW A WORKOUT APP SAVED MY SANITY

My list of must-dos seems to get longer every day. As a homeschooling, work-from-home mom, I have a pretty full plate. But one thing I’ve learned is that exercise is NOT something I can drop when things get busy. Moving my body isn’t just about […]

LEARNING TO HACK MY MOOD

LEARNING TO HACK MY MOOD

Yesterday I found myself back in bed at 2:00 pm. Both kids were sitting on the bed and I had the covers pulled over my head. We were supposed to be schooling but I was out of gas. Earlier that day, Jeannie, a design client, […]