Attempts at ressurecting a muse

Monday, January 23, 2017

Teaching my family to fail

I love this article and hope to use it to transform my outlook on life this year.

"The hardest part as a parent is to fight our natural urge to shield our children from the struggle. It’s so natural and sometimes it is appropriate… But other times, it steals the chance for them to wrestle and win."

Sunday, January 22, 2017


Life loses its significance for a person who has no understanding of his origin or destination.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The boys received Amazon gifts for Christmas and choose these books with them. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Leaving the book of faces

I decided the other day to quit Facebook. Not just deactivate, but delete. Nothing happened in particular. I just caught myself getting stuck looking at all the things that weren't important and ignoring things that need to be done, including spending quality time with the kids. I let it become a crutch whenever I felt like I needed to connect with family and friends, but the truth is, I couldn't be more disconnected. Every time I post something there, I assume the ones it was intended for will see it and appreciate me doing so. Instead of directly contacting them and saying, hey, this thing happened and I thought of you, I just put it out there in hopes it would stumble upon their path. I'm going to try to live more intentionally now. Every time my kids get lazy and don't want to do something, I am a hypocrite because I get lazy too. If I want them to rise to the challenges life puts before them, I need to be a good example and get off my butt to show them how.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

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I am a mother to three amazing boys including a set of fraternal twins, a wanna-be artist that lives on a 21+ acre farm in Virginia with my wonderful (musician) husband and have an associates degree in art with a focus in painting.