life lessons

The real prize

This past month, I watched The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, starring Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson. The movie is set in the 1950s. It’s about Evelyn Ryan (Julianne Moore), a mother of ten children, who supports her family by writing jingles. I’ll be honest – this isn’t a feel-good movie but it’s worth watching… Read More The real prize

favorites

Five February Favorites

Happy March! It’s been a while since I’ve written. Life got a little crazy, as it does sometimes but I’ve missed writing on my blog. So, I thought I’d get back into the groove by sharing some things I enjoyed last month. 1. Gratitude Practice: I started a gratitude practice with my kids a couple… Read More Five February Favorites

Writing

On beginnings

The start of the school year always feels like the start of a new year for me: freshly sharpened pencils, notebooks with shiny covers, new backpacks and budding friendships. More than anything, it feels like I’m being given a second chance to do something, to start something. And so, this blog was born. My word… Read More On beginnings