Being Sick and Needing Rest

My family has gone through quite a few bouts of illnesses this season. (I love the ambiguous term that “season” has become. Not defined by any solstice or equinox, but a broader, more nebulous meaning of a time period.) Some have been more serious than others. One required multiple visits to multiple doctors and multiplesContinue reading “Being Sick and Needing Rest”

The End of the Year Book Tag

2022 Edition Another book tag. This one was originally created by Ariel Bissett on YouTube and she and her cohost recently released it on their podcast, Books Unbound. It is designed to get us thinking about our reading expectations for the next few months and make some goals that can hopefully be completed by theContinue reading “The End of the Year Book Tag”

Making Peace with Staying at Home

This article originally appeared on 12 July 2022. I’ve been a stay-at-home parent on and off for a little over eight years and I feel like I’ve finally come to terms with it. My journey began with the maternity leave of my first child. When that meager three months was over, I wanted to go backContinue reading “Making Peace with Staying at Home”

The Mid-Year Reflection Book Tag

2022 Edition This post is all about books. Specifically the books I’ve read this year, 2022, between January and June. I’m not sure where the questions originally came from — a “tag” is meant to be posted, shared, and reposted with people answering the questions in their own way. I don’t know if the questionsContinue reading “The Mid-Year Reflection Book Tag”

12 Mindful Books for Reading and Reflecting

This article originally appeared on 25 May 2022. Most of the time when I read I want to escape: to go on an adventure, to be thrilled and satisfied. Other times (and I am often unaware of this craving), I need a book that makes me think–a book that perhaps asks more questions than it answers,Continue reading “12 Mindful Books for Reading and Reflecting”

Has Your Hobby Become an Obsession?

This article originally appeared on 1 November 2021. Hobbies are generally good. They are fun, pleasant escapes from the drudgery of necessary tasks. They are often a creative outlet, something we can be proud of. Or they are simply relaxing, a needed balance to the stress of our lives. But what about when the hobby itselfContinue reading “Has Your Hobby Become an Obsession?”

Eat Outside More: Here’s How

This article originally appeared on 29 September 2021. No matter how much quality time we’re getting outside, some more wouldn’t hurt. Many studies show spending time outdoors improves the health of our mind and bodies. And since we have to eat everyday, why not link our outside-time along with meals? Al fresco dining isn’t as comfortableContinue reading “Eat Outside More: Here’s How”