Today at least, this story ends with a $296 check. It started with a flood. On Aug. 20-21, 11 inches of rain dropped on Madison, WI, and the surrounding areas, killing one man and destroying homes and vehicles. Among those left homeless and without their cars were two elderly people, a man and a woman. […]
Searching for inspiration a few weeks ago, I came across this: “Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven … ,” which Paul wrote in his letter to the Philippians. Isn’t that beautiful? Can you imagine? How often do we get weighted down by the realities of life? Even when we’re happy and all […]
Aww, the last week of summer vacation, the time of year I look lovingly at my kids, realize how much I’m going to miss them — and berate myself for all the things we didn’t get done. I didn’t teach my kindergartner how to tie her shoes. My kids didn’t earn all the library’s summer […]
This Friday marks the 59th anniversary of the tragedy that killed 28 people and created Quake Lake. Haven’t heard of it? You’re not alone. “How have we never heard of this place?” I asked my husband last week, during our anniversary trip to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone national parks. “What’s Quake Lake?” asked Steve, […]
Summer break is tough on entrepreneurship. It’s hard to find the time to “entrepreneur” when “mom” is a 24-7 gig. A friend and I were discussing this the other day, and she suggested I write about how I’m managing this summer. Here’s what I’m doing: Automated parenting My daily to-do list for my kids is […]
When the Beatles and the Bible agree on something, you know it’s a message that resonates. “All you need is love,” the world’s best-selling band sang. “Love never fails,” according to the world’s best-selling book. I had a lot of ideas for today’s blog post. In fact, I’d written 500-plus words that were perfectly serviceable, […]
Yesterday afternoon, my 9-year-old daughter was stuck. And frustrated. “Ugh! Mooooommmmmm!! This stupid video game won’t work!” I sighed, deciding to set aside my standard “We don’t use the word stupid”, and calmly asked her what was wrong. “I have to do THIS, but this stupid game won’t let me do it! So you can’t […]
Live a life brimming with true contentment! But don’t depend on happenstance: Make it happen! Here’s a straightforward plan to use your morning routine, every day, to create a happy life.