Adventures in Imperfection

Teaching Our Children to be Humble and Kind–With Swagger

Imagine who you want your kids to become. Be that! ~~Source Unknown A great quote, don’t you think? A mantra, an action, a deed. Words that are striking and impressive on a page, a screen, in a notebook, on a bookmark, in a tweet, a Facebook post. What’s the catch? The meaning? The beautiful metaphor?… Continue reading Teaching Our Children to be Humble and Kind–With Swagger

Guest Posts · Lil Mama's Love Letters

This is Our Love Story: A Guest Post from Susan Snyder

My love, This is our love story. Loving you wasn’t easy at first. Our beginnings were fraught with denial. I majored in denial and got an A in that class. The funny thing is, the longer I denied you, the more I couldn’t. That first flutter I felt eventually turned into something that wasn’t indigestion.… Continue reading This is Our Love Story: A Guest Post from Susan Snyder

Adventures in Imperfection

One Hot (Yoga) Mess of a Mama

lines~~curves shadows~~light yin~~yang good days~~bad days Our lives are a ballet among contrasting landscapes and emotional highways. One moment, we are screaming down a back road in a sweet Chevelle with the windows rolled down and our hair flying everywhere. The next instant, we are pulled over getting a speeding ticket. The day is ruined.… Continue reading One Hot (Yoga) Mess of a Mama

Adventures in Imperfection · Life is a Highway

When the Moon and the Mountains Call

Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, inciting at once to work and rest! Days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us God. Nevermore, however weary, should one faint by the way who gains the blessings of one mountain day; whatever his fate, long life, short life, stormy… Continue reading When the Moon and the Mountains Call

Adventures in Imperfection

There Goes my Heart

I should have recognized what was going on when the frenzy emerged last week. Days filled with excessive cleaning, organizing and rearranging. Evenings spent dead heading flowers, demolishing weeds, cleaning out personal e-mail files and packing up boxes of stuff I don’t use any more. Clean, purge, organize, numb. Repeat. I’ve learned that when I get into a… Continue reading There Goes my Heart

Inspirational People

Lucy in the Sky

Like many days before, I spent last Tuesday trudging to and through the Kansas City airport. For a variety of reasons, I was just a little bit, teeny tiny sad even though I’m always thankful to have a great job and rewarding career. The good news is that it’s actually been a very fruitful meeting and… Continue reading Lucy in the Sky

Adventures in Imperfection

Dirt Covered Noise

If you are reading this, then it means I made it out alive. Mostly. I’m writing this pre-battle with the intent to publish once the dust settles, the bodies retrieved and names changed. Starting this post  27 minutes and 6 seconds before NINE teenage boys descend upon our fortress and pillage it like the Vikings in an unprotected… Continue reading Dirt Covered Noise