Short Little Spans of Attention

I can’t reach my kids.  And I think I know why.  They have the attention spans of minnows.  I can’t say that only children have this problem.  We adults are just as bad with our iPhones and web browsing.  Hell, I probably already lost you. 😉   Houdini vs. Angry Birds    I have this […]

3 Things That Save Me from Mental and Emotional Burnout

I get a little wiggy when it comes to packed schedules and excessive togetherness. I mentioned my fear of non-stop kid chaos during school breaks in Thoughts for the Thoughtful and An Introvert Prepares for Summer Parenting.  I spoke of a deep need for meaningful accomplishment in A Room of One’s Own.  More than anything I […]

Are You Part of the Pecking Order or Are You Marking Your Territory?

I once held a friend’s hair back as she vomited at a sleepover.  My friend, Laura, was not truly wanted at the party (and knew it) but the popular-girl hostess had been forced by her mother to invite her.  The whole night had been awkward as Laura danced for the queen bee and her sidekick.  While playing […]

A Room of One's Own

  “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”                                                                        ~ Virginia Woolf   I am operating on less than four hours of sleep and less than six hours of me time for the whole week.  I feel edgy and my skin crawls from lack of […]

Spirit of Summer

   Summer seems a time of brevity, levity and love. My heart and intellect could not stand an outpouring of researched writing this week so something different… a poem; in this case, liquid words of summer sentiment.  Enjoy the beauty and life-filled images of the season. 🙂    Love Past loves swarm and circle-buzz the air: […]

Turkeys Vs. Target: Space Vs. Convenience

Where I live used to be a turkey farm. I can’t remember who told me that, but the trivia made it to long-term memory because the name of the turkey homestead was Elwell Farm.  Coincidentally, I grew up in a country village (too small to be a suburb) in Michigan called Elwell.  My parents still […]