Getting it Off His Chest.

The last few weeks have gone by in a crazy rush of cleaning and sorting and de-cluttering as we work to get our house on the market. I spent a few intense days (sweating in 95 degree weather) house-hunting in the North Dallas suburbs over the weekend, while a new roof and final landscaping was going on [Read On]


Losing the Artist Within

When I was twelve years old, I thought I would be an art teacher when I grew up. Perhaps I would illustrate children’s stories, maybe create great paintings. I loved to draw and thought that whatever I did, it would involve art. I was always drawing, doodling and creating. I filled notebooks with images. I would draw [Read On]


Weekly Roundup: Back to School (and Work)

It’s been a crazy week and try as I may, life just got in the way this week. So the poignant back-to-school post that is half-written, and big news and book reviews…well, we’ll just have to hit the highlights today, and back to our semi-regularly, kinda-scheduled program on Monday – when life can hopefully return [Read On]


What I’m Reading Wednesday: “A” is for the Alchemist

  Happy Wednesday to you! If you have children, you are likely deep in the throes of back-to-school chaos. Mine kids are madly trying to finish up the math workbooks assigned for summer work and looking over their reading logs to make sure they have accounted for every day of reading – the latter being [Read On]


Thoughts on Change: A Guest Post

From the Momma: Oy, change. It’s something we’ve been talking a lot about lately in this momma’s house. The past 18 months have definitely had their highs and lows as we’ve adjusted from life in the UK and back into American life. When you move abroad, you think about all you have to adapt TO [Read On]


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One More BlogHer ’14 Recap

Last week was spent in a mad rush to pack up for our beach trip and so thoughts on last weekend’s BlogHer Conference in San Jose has been swirling and marinating and percolating and other -ings in my head, particularly over our 17 hour drive to where I now sit in North Carolina. While there have [Read On]


In honor of “The Hundred Foot Journey”: What Bite Takes You Home?

Ever since my lovely librarian/blogger cousin Kathy posted a list of books that would be made into movies in 2014 and I first read the description of The Hundred Foot Journey, I was hooked. Then, when I read the book, I fell in love. (In fact, I was all ready to link up to the review [Read On]

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Fun: An American Girl Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight Screening Party

For the first 7-1/2 years of her life, my daughter steadfastly ignored all the dolls she was given – or asked for, for that matter,  except for the one that cried when it got sick or hungry, because you couldn’t ignore THAT doll. (Or you can’t until you pull the batteries out. Bad Mommy.) However, ever since [Read On]

What I'm Reading Wednesday

What I’m Reading Wednesday: Never Google Heartbreak

It’s time for What I’m Reading Wednesday! Yay! Are you looking for a light beach read?  If you are a fan of British authors Sophie Kinsella and Helen Fielding, check out Never Google Heartbreak by Emma Garcia. I think we’ve all been there (or had a friend that has been there) – dumped and going through [Read On]