Solutions and Celebrating

Solutions and Celebrating

Its National Cancer Survivors Week and I’m proud to partner with the American Cancer Society to share my story. As I journey through new phases of life, I forget that so many in my world were not there for the hardest days. I was so fortunate to be surrounded...
whats in my basket: Easter lesson for teens

whats in my basket: Easter lesson for teens

On Tuesday afternoons, I spend time with some really cool teenagers at the Mary and Martha Center.  This weekly outing has become one thing i look forward to most every week.  Its a place I’ve started to build community and I love teaching and digging open...
2016 Favorite Things

2016 Favorite Things

Each year one of my “reflection” moments involves looking back at my favorite things.  Some are new things I’ve discovered in the year, others are old favorites I cant get away from and the rest…they are just every day, little simples that...
thoughts on giving: let it be

thoughts on giving: let it be

So its that time of year.  We are finishing wrapping presents.  We are working on the order we want people to open them. We are realizing we have 1 big, high value gift for some and 3 small random things for others. Oh the debacle!!! What do you do? Do you...
Gift Guide: for the Hostess with the McMostess

Gift Guide: for the Hostess with the McMostess

Let’s be honest, its a mind boggling thing this time of year – the hostess gift. Do you get one? What is too much? What if you are the only one who brings something? What is too small? Is it one size fits all? What if there is more than one host? So, what...
being the hostess with the mcmostess

being the hostess with the mcmostess

I mentioned earlier this week that we got to host a crew last week for a little Christmas gathering in our new town. Now, this is something I love doing, but I know hosting people is not always easy for everyone. Here are a few things to keep in mind, to keep your...