Creating Back to School Zones

colored pencils organized by color

I love the first day of school. The backpacks are full and the house is empty. What will I do with my summertime changes - coffee, shopping, nine holes? Three o'clock will round around soon enough, and my little scholars will return. Will you be ready for yours? If the after school bell rings havoc…

Practicing Mindfulness and High School Graduation

Exploring Mindfulness and High School Graduation

“What do you miss?” my father asked recently while on our weekly shopping trip. Having suffered a mild stroke last year, I now take him on his errands, and we occasionally find ourselves having deeper conversations than the price of bread. Though the question was random and without context, I knew instantly my answer: “I…

A Little Free Library of Our Own

My Free Little Library

Have you heard about the Little Free Library movement? It’s this great concept of building tiny libraries in neighborhoods and parks for locals to share books. The first one was built in 2009 and now they are all over the world! My family loved this idea so much, we just built one!  Within hours of its installation, we found neighbors…