Dear Travel

When I was young, I always pictured my life with you, Travel, moving around the world as nomads- hoping trains and freighters, writing stories about our adventures together.  That relationship, like many of youth, did not pan out. Although I love my life now, I wouldn’t mind reviving that passion between us, Travel.  I miss our […]

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Simple Like a Country Song

It’s a rainy Saturday morning; 10:30.  Redbird is napping.  My love is working for the weekend, as he often does and it works out because we require very little daycare.  The roof is leaking through the bedroom and kitchen ceilings.  And I have to make a confession I love Blade Shelton.  Or Sheldon.  I need […]

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Art Friday: Paper Cranes

In the Spring of 2012, I had a miscarriage.   I didn’t know I wanted a child, but after finding out I was pregnant, I was overjoyed. I was so overjoyed, that I blurted out to my best friend, ‘I’m pregnant!’ at the tender stage of 6 weeks.  She gave me an ‘Are you kidding look?’ […]

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One Suitcase, Three People

It’s a big one, this suitcase.  The size of which could fit a small adult human, crouched in the fetal position, with a few clothes packed around him/her for extra padding.  But we aren’t trying to sneak anyone on our vacation, we are just trying to pack 1 suitcase for 3 people. One of which […]

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Weekend Reflection

Meditation:  Do you meditate? I used to meditate like a daily religion.  I listened to podcasts of self-guided meditations and just zoned out for 20-40 minutes each day.  I never feel asleep, I just entered this trance-like state and really relaxed.  I continued this practice throughout my pregnancy and often wonder if that is why the […]

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Art Friday

In elementary school, every Friday was Art Class. I not only looked forward to Friday as the last day of the school week,  sleepoversFridayNightVideospizzafreedom, I also looked forward to art class, my favorite class, signaling a time to relax, create, and prepare for the weekend. Back then, art seemed so simple; so approachable.  A sheet […]

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A Simple, Delicious Dinner

It’s been six months since the Baby Bird arrived, and I am finally feeling like getting back to interests I was exploring B.B. (Before Baby).  The larger idea that encapsulates these interests boils down to living simply and within my means.  Now that she’s here, growing and changing so quickly, I am even more motivated to live […]

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