A Foundational Problem

A Foundational Problem

Recently my husband and I had to face facts. We needed help. The foundation of our 35 year old home needed to be repaired and there was no more delaying it. Many of you Texans know the pain. Foundation issues are just a part of life in this part of the country, but I...
A Mom of Noble(ish) Character

A Mom of Noble(ish) Character

This is the last week of school for my kids. We are almost to that glorious time of the year when the uniforms get packed away, the lunch boxes get sanitized and stored, and my nemesis (the mismatched sock basket) gets replaced by flip flops and sandals. It’s one of...
What’s in your backpack?

What’s in your backpack?

I have zero interest in backpacking, but a few years ago an interview with an avid backpacker caught my attention. She explained that if you want to know what a backpacker fears, all you need to do is look inside her backpack because it’s what she fears that will...
We Need It!

We Need It!

I’m pretty terrible at small talk (introvert problems), so my go-to chit chat usually revolves around, you guessed it, the weather. This means that for the last 2 rain-soaked weeks, everyone from the cashier at the grocery store, to the clerk and the dry cleaners to...
Walking in someone else’s skin

Walking in someone else’s skin

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”  These words of Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird are often quoted but this morning, 50 or so leaders...