On Being Alone with Your Thoughts

On my 28th birthday, my friends threw me a surprise party, pooled their money, and gifted me with two nights stay in a local bed and breakfast. It was so generous of them to do. A "personal retreat,' they said. I remember pretending that I was thrilled, but when the time came to actually stay … Continue reading On Being Alone with Your Thoughts

Painting to remember

I wrote a post on my Little Winged Ones blog today about our sweet Maeve and the enormous and surprising ways in which she misses her twin sisters. She grieves them deeply, and yet she was born the year after they died. Witnessing her wholehearted pain surrounding their absence from her life has been humbling … Continue reading Painting to remember

Discovering the Sacred in the Mundane – and a giveaway

It's a universal truth: moms are the ones who change the toilet paper roll.  Just one of those things that everyone jokes about, it's funny because it's true. I even got a chuckle last spring when I went on a little mama getaway to visit The Fixer Upper silos in Waco and The Pioneer Woman's … Continue reading Discovering the Sacred in the Mundane – and a giveaway


I wouldn't say I'm a dog lover, exactly, though I've always preferred dogs to cats.  I am a dog liker. They're nice and all, but for the most part, I don't go out of my way for them. Meet Blarney, our goldendoodle, whose fifth birthday is today. If you've read some of our story, then you know … Continue reading Blarney