Transition ahead: Slow down!

She wanted to sleep in but sleeping in for me means 7, maybe 7:30, not 10. I pulled out the art supplies, tried to entice her in learning to draw a butterfly with a few lines when she said, “Can I paint?” Yes! yes, you can paint. This will be good. This is what I envisioned for the week she’d be with us during her spring break. We’d spend a couple...

When the office sings glory

For years I was the night person. The one who got the kids bathed and in bed waiting for daddy to read their nighttime stories. I stayed up until the house quieted and found my quiet time after all were still. Life changed and babies weren’t babies and their energy outlived mine and then I turned 40 and got this new burst that flipped our worlds upside down when the...

What We Learned {April}

I’ve read Emily Freeman’s blog, Chatting at the sky, but recently discovered her monthly link-up that takes look at what we learned each month. Thought I’d join in this time around for a look back at April. To see more, go to the link-up on Emily’s blog, click here. In no particular order, here are 5 things I’ve learned this month. 1. That my daughter artistic bent include photography, something new for her....