So yesterday morning, I woke up at 4:30. It's rare that I ever wake up that early, and believe me, I wish I could have slept longer. Sleep is high up on my list of priorities. After tossing and turning a bit, I realized it would be better to just let go and let God, … Continue reading 4:30 a.m.
September is such a fantastic month around here! The weather is really beautiful most days. My son's birthday is this month. My favorite season has started. Oh, and in case you didn't know, September also happens to be Library Card Sign-Up Month. Yes, it's a real thing! Take a look at this link for more … Continue reading A New Library Card
Here in the U.S., it's National Pet Day! 🐾 Am I the only one who feeds her dogs canned dog food mixed with dry dog food (with a dog biscuit for dessert, of course 🍖) on days like this, as well as on other special occasions such as Christmas, as an extra special treat? I'd … Continue reading My Fur Babies
As I was playing with my kiddos yesterday morning, an idea started taking shape in my mind: my children are keeping me young, and at the same time, aging me. Playing around the backyard with them, pretending to be robots and butterflies and dinosaurs, chasing the dogs, soaking up the abundant California sunshine... It's as … Continue reading The Parent’s Paradox
My daughter lost her first tooth a couple of months ago. She was so excited! A few of her Kindergarten friends had begun to lose a few teeth, which I thought was rather early. Apparently, this is when it begins to happen. (Yes, I googled it just to be sure.) She had been wiggling the … Continue reading The Tooth Fairy’s First Visit
My two-year-old son has recently started to "feed" his action figures, some toys, and his sister's dolls. It's great to see him using his imagination and acting out how he interprets real life! This is the first time that I was able to get some photos of him, and he actually created quite the pretend … Continue reading
It's hard to be mindful when your mind is full. You may have heard a lot about "mindfulness" these days. There are tons of websites, magazines, self-help books, etc, all devoted to the concept of mindfulness. There are even coloring books to help foster mindfulness! In addition to the coloring, they include mindful quotes or … Continue reading My Mind Is Full, Not Mindful