Unexpected Magic

We’ve been planning this trip ever since we knew we’d be living this close. As we entered the gates and I saw the spires of the castle, the familiar characters, the Christmas carols playing over the sound system, I was overwhelmed. It’s been 30 years since I’ve been here. Magic Kingdom - Holiday Season There... Continue Reading →

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Plant Life

Today marks two years of not eating anything with a face. I discussed my reasons for moving toward a plant-based diet here, but two years in, a review of the process seems in order. There have been many failed recipes. Homemade bean burgers that fell apart before we even got them out of the oven,... Continue Reading →

Those Moments

I have loved the ocean as long as I can remember. It's unknown depths, countless lives beneath the surface, and breathtaking beauty are simply mesmerizing. I always come away from the beach stunned and in awe of this extraordinary planet. We've had the distinct privilege of living near many oceanside locations: Beach on NAS Whidbey... Continue Reading →

Back Then

I remember feeling amazed and nervously excited when I descended the stairs in our tiny 2-bedroom apartment to tell my husband of 8 years I was pregnant. He looked up at me, "Really?!" Nodding, I confirmed what we'd been planning for about a year. We were thrilled. I devoured all the books, the guided meditations... Continue Reading →

Reading Stories

"Mama," Hannah looked up at me. "Yes?" I asked, distractedly. "I hate the part of reading when you are almost done and you know the book is almost over. Especially if it's a really really good one!" "I couldn't agree more," I told her. She now had my full attention. One thing I have always... Continue Reading →

Just Be

Post inspired by Storyshucker Swaying in the cooling afternoon air, I mused once again how much I loved that the sky never appears the same way twice. "Oh mama, I just love you," she said, extra lovey since I let her stay home from school. Sometimes we all need a mental health recharge day I... Continue Reading →

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