I’ve stopped seeing my kitchen as a place where my working mom homemaking skills go to die. Instead, it is a place where I can cook healthy meals for my family and bond with my husband or teach my children skills that will help them through college and beyond. It’s a place where we test the pulled pork fresh off of the smoker or eat the leftover pieces of baked pie crust that I cut off of the chicken pot pie baking in the oven.
For our daughter, starting fifth grade came with a lot of new and exciting opportunities. She got to pick her first elective: choir. She gets to start middle school team sports, meaning we no longer have to drag her to practices but we’re finding ourselves traveling all over the Houston area and adding more games … Continue reading I Don’t Want to Raise Consumeristic Monsters
You’re either with us or you’re against us. Is it really that simple? If I’m being perfectly honest, the 2016 election was emotionally and sometimes spiritually draining. I could see something happening to people I loved, something I was helpless to stop. I did my duty and voted in the primary, I diligently researched and … Continue reading The Destructive Nature of the Either/Or False Narrative
But of all the lakes I have visited over the years, my family’s move to Southwest Michigan instilled a love for Lake Michigan that continues to grow despite the miles of separation.