I had a great conversation with a wonderful person yesterday. And I am feeling empowered. Pardoned, even — like being given permission to just be. All the flaws others have pointed out and I’ve believed through the years, no longer hold me back. They remind me to be humble — not apologetic, no. Just humble enough to … More No Excuses, No Apologies
Over in our house, we love books, art, and music! It’s only natural that we love Emily Arrow, too! If you haven’t heard of her already, you’re welcome. She is a singer/songwriter of wonderful music that appeals to children and grown-ups. Many of her songs are based on well-loved children’s books (with the authors’ permission.) I was … More We Love…Emily Arrow!
I actually started this tradition on his first birthday. He’s now two, but I’m counting #12 as done! I’m so glad we started last year as sooooo much has changed since then! I look forward to seeing all the pages compiled and ready to be shared with our little monkey. When he’s a bit older and … More #12 — Start a tradition on our son’s birthday
Done. Yay! I used futureme.org for this. Yes, I could’ve written it by hand but I didn’t want to risk losing it in all the clutter I have yet to sort through. Plus, with futureme.org, I wouldn’t have to remember where I put the letter. They’ll automatically send it to me on the date I’ve chosen, … More #71 — Write a letter to myself to be read next New Year’s Day
TED Talk Love: 1. Brené Brown on Vulnerability I’ve seen and heard her name all over the internet but didn’t know who she was and what her message was until I saw this TED Talk. I was so pleasantly surprised. She spoke so loudly to my soul but just as loudly to my funny bone. This … More Links I Love
We bought our son’s first couple of books very early on and read to him even though he seemed more interested in eating them than listening to us read them. We read to him even though he seemed too young to be interested in the first place. I’m so glad we did because our almost two-year-old now … More Why and How I’m Planning to Read More of My Own Books This Year
This year, we brought back an old family tradition we haven’t done in years! Paagaw is a common Filipino family tradition done on New Year’s Eve. It’s done to symbolize a prosperous new year. I don’t know how other families do it but in our home, somebody throws coins all over the house and everybody … More #11 – Start a New Year’s Eve tradition