Doing Our Best

Yesterday, just as the sun was coming up, a wide-eyed, curious little boy showed up at my bedside with an armful of books about pirates. He was wearing Big Bird pajamas and had a pirate hat on. His Peter Pan dagger was skillfully tucked under his armpit. As I rubbed my eyes and slowly opened … More Doing Our Best

Creating Change

This post is part of an online community. A prompt is given every Friday and we are encouraged to just free-write for 5 minutes and post it to our blogs without over-thinking or editing. If you’d like to participate, you can get more info and link-up on this site. I don’t know about you, but lately … More Creating Change

On Orlando

I spent most of my Sunday on airplanes flying from one end of our country to the other.  At some point, far too early in the morning, I glanced up at a screen in one of the airports and saw the news about Orlando. Later that night, I sat at my kitchen table and read … More On Orlando

Difference Maker

He burst through the front door, slightly out of breath and grinning from ear to ear.   He had run all the way home and couldn’t get the words out fast enough:  “Mommy!  Mommy! Guess what?!  You’re not gonna BELIEVE this.  You know my friend AJ?  The one I was climbing the tree with? Well, … More Difference Maker

When in Rome.

Over the past 2 weeks, the girls and I have been studying the Roman Empire in History class.  They’ve been learning about emperors and gladiators, architecture and infrastructure.  But yesterday they got a very unique lesson in the meaning of the popular expression, “When in Rome…” You see, on this island, the locals live “Aloha.”  … More When in Rome.