It has been a while since I have leisurely sat down at the piano but the rare time of being in an empty home drew me near again. I don’t have a toddler changing the settings or demanding that I play Wheels on the Bus over and over again. And Now My Lifesong sings by… Continue reading Making melodies again
I think I have started so many blog posts saying "I am supposed to be working on my book but I just had to write this post.." I am happy to say that I can now freely blog without worrying about my deadline because... Mama Poems is now available on Amazon everywhere in paperback and… Continue reading Published!
Once there was a little rose that I planted in the ground. “Your travels are over little rose,” I said while patting it’s new earth bed. “Spread your roots, grow and bloom for this is your home.” I used this planting experience as a metaphor for my life. After living in 8 different houses during… Continue reading At home in a pot
My daughter loves to run around our house naked. I celebrate her freedom and innocence in our home but when she started flashing our neighbours through the window I decided to pull out this book. (Note: very little is TMI for me so I talk about body parts freely but with respect. Just a warning… Continue reading Private, not bad.
Lying in bed waiting to go to sleep and I get this urge, “delete your blog. All of it.” It’s not the first time I have had this thought. Sometimes I want to erase my history as easily as a web browser. There are a lot of painful stories. The horror of rape, the embarrassment… Continue reading Sometimes I want to delete my blog
I learn so much when I read stories with Elaina and the following words from Berenstain Bears hit me like an arrow: “Farming is a very important job,” [Professor Actual Factual] said. “Farmers grow the food we eat. Without them, we might starve!” When I was little I loved visiting my Grandparent’s farm. I got… Continue reading Thank you Farmers!
Hello! It’s been a while! I have been buckling down on getting my Mama poetry book done and... almost there! Manuscript is done, edited and awaiting formatting and fitting to the Amazon template. I am learning that I love writing; but I don’t love the discipline of putting it all into the tidy package of… Continue reading Ramblings about Spring and poetry.
It would be an understatement to say that 2021 has not started quite as everyone hoped. COVID with all that it entails did not vanish at midnight, December 31. My first phone call of the year was to let me know that my brother was just about to have an emergency appendectomy. All is well… Continue reading Grounded
This song by Bethel has been playing in my mind all day, which is pretty normal but the response of my heart was not. These are the lines that were playing in my head: (full lyrics here) "Have It All" You can have it all, LordEvery part of my worldTake this life and breathe onThis… Continue reading New Year’s Poem
First Christmas card made by my daughter Just wanted to drop a note in the last 12 minutes of Christmas. It is a been a quieter day than usual but a sweet one. We had salmon instead of turkey and a few other changes but it was still Christmas. I wouldn’t have believed it if… Continue reading Merry Christmas!