Jared's 18th Birthday Dinner On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, we celebrated our son, Jared's 18th birthday. Our fourth child to enter adulthood, Jared is by no exaggeration the polar-opposite of his brother Dawson (I wrote about him for his 18th a few years back -- see that post HERE.) While our ever-expanding family ate dinner … Continue reading Fourth Baby, Faith Baby Turned 18!
Decade at a Glance Over the past decade I've learned to care for my own personal health and eventually recovered from severe chronic pain and fatigue as I carefully weighed every choice in order to gain the ability to work full-time. Also, our youngest son acquired severe eczema, which led to me spending most of … Continue reading Top 10 — #3 Back and Forth of Health, Plus 10 Tips for Partnering with God to Stay Healthy!
I've been reading them from the start-- probably as far back as 2009. My first attempt to draft No Eye Has Seen started with me reading several "time-slip-like" YA novels. At the time, I was writing "Momma Jane" (original title) as a YA and was taking a course in writing children's fiction. The two books … Continue reading A midnight epiphany — am I supposed to write time-slip novels?
My intention to create a record of the top ten life experiences from the last decade and my goals for using those experiences as a springboard to live out the next decade in more positive, less draining ways has shifted a bit. After reading Chapter Nine - The Most Important List in Emily P. Freeman's … Continue reading TOP 10 — #2 The Back and Forth of Work
Starting New Rhythms... This morning I woke up late after having a bit of insomnia. In part, I blamed the two cupcakes (sugar, chocolate, gluten and all!) that were leftovers from my granddaughter's 1st Birthday Party on Sunday. Second, my 17-year-old hadn't sent me a Snapchat saying he was home from work (our agreement so … Continue reading TOP 10 — #1 The Back and Forth of Finances