Nourish

Nourish by Elaine Griffin

The theme of this months NaBloPoMo is Nourish. As an aspiring food blogger you would think my mind would have immediately thought this would be a perfect opportunity to blog about food. Interestingly, my first thought when I read the word Nourish was how to nourish my soul. What nourishes my soul? My little dude {… Continue Reading …}

Our Trip to the National Museum of Play

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Last week the kids and I played hookie we took a field trip to Rochester to visit a friend and go to the National Museum of Play. That place is seriously awesome. I can’t even put into words all they have to offer, so I will let them do the talking. You’re never too big {… Continue Reading …}

Great Risks and Great Rewards

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Today’s NaBloPoMo prompt is, “Do you believe the saying that with great risks come great rewards?” I think this is terribly cliche. I also think it is terribly true. As I have mentioned in previous posts, my life did not really start happening until I started taking risks, and putting myself out there. It’s difficult to {… Continue Reading …}

How Do I Make My House a Home?

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Do you love your house? I have a love/hate relationship with my house. I love it because at least we have it. And I hate it because, well, it’s not what I want, or where I want to be. My husband and I bought this house a few months before we got married. It has {… Continue Reading …}

Blow the Stress Bubble Away and Just Be Thankful

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It’s no secret that I live in a bubble of stress. Much of it is self-imposed, I can admit. This little bubble of what-if, prep for the next step, and be prepared is hard to shake. Hard to blow away. And the last couple of weeks have not been easy. Work is busy, yet I’m {… Continue Reading …}

If You Could Live Anywhere…

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Yesterday’s NaBloPoMo prompt was “If you could live anywhere, where would it be?” This is something I have given a lot of thought to lately. Honestly, I’m very unhappy where I am. I try to make the most of my circumstances and find something to be grateful for every day. But our house needs work, {… Continue Reading …}

Exodus

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It is my pleasure to introduce my first guest blogger, Jennifer Adams. Jenn and I are from the same little town in Upstate NY, and although we were little more than acquaintances in school, we have recently connected and become fast friends. She has a kind, gentle, and creative spirit, and I am so pleased that {… Continue Reading …}

Eight Hopes and Dreams for Two Kids

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It occurred to me around Mother’s Day that I have never really sat down and thought about my hopes and dreams for my kids. Of course, I want the obvious things that we all want for our kids – health, happiness, etc, but I’ve never participated in any deeper reflection, because, frankly, in general, it’s {… Continue Reading …}

NaBloPoMo is kicking my boo-tay

I don’t even know what day it is today. I’m way tired, a teensy hungover even though I was far from drinking in excess last night. And even though I am trying to be happy and cheerful, November sucks swamp ass for my family, and we have taken another hit and lost another loved one; {… Continue Reading …}

Many happy moments make one giant, happy moment!

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I cannot define the happiest moment of my life. I haven’t ever been good at catching the happy times and just enjoying the moment. It’s something I’ve been working on, because I think that is where TRUE happiness lies. To take a step back every day and be thankful for all that I have, and {… Continue Reading …}