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Looking for the Grace in the Mess and the Beauty in the Chaos

Third Time’s A Charm

I have written this post twice already. Once, I navigated away from the page without saving it and once the computer died without me saving it. I think I'm going to go in a different direction now, one that involves saving my post. (And...saved.) I was going to update...
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LGR: Depression and Healing

This is a heavy post, but I feel like it is an important one. I know not everyone wants to read a post about depression, but I still want to share my healing with you. So here's what I'll do: I will start with a short-and-sweet summary, and let you know when I am...

LGR: Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Never heard of it? Me either until Graham got a 102.5 fever one night and a rash on his bum that wasn't diaper rash. I spent the next few days keeping him comfortable and hydrated, which meant lots of Curious George and popsicles. Apparently the "mouth" part of the...

Some thoughts on Worthiness

I was thinking about that TED Talk I recommended on Monday, the one about the fear of fat. We are fighting against an underlying assumption of our society, one that is drummed into our subconscious mind from the time we understand language. Fat is bad. Thin is good....

Art Focus: Let’s Get Real

I don't have any art to post this week. My feelings of incompetence or overwhelm don't confine themselves to housework, homeschool and parenting. Right now, they are focusing on my art. I have very few ideas, and when I do get one, I try to execute it and hate the...

Art Focus: Inktober and Sketchbox

This month is "Inktober," which means a bunch of artists are doing an ink drawing a day, using prompts from the official webpage. I wish I had heard about it a month ago so I could have mentally prepared for it. I did do one picture, using the prompt "sad." And...

LGR: Mushroom Drama

Y'all! The mushrooms this fall are going to be the end of me! Last Thursday, I read this article about kids being out in nature. Now, I don't usually put a lot of stock in arguments made from Thoreau's Walden (yes, I was an English major, but I never did like...

Art Focus: October Giveaways Begin!

Happy Monday, friends! October giveaways are beginning today with another coloring sheet. I hope you like it! Feel free to add your own flair to it around the outside. Once you color it, post it on instagram or Facebook and tag me or use the...

Some Thoughts on Turning 44

I turned 44 last week, and as always, it got me introspective. Here are some of my thoughts. Maybe you can identify with some of them. 1. I still think of myself as young. I was saying something Mom-ish to Lily the other day, and I was amazed that she didn't say,...

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