All Aboard the Winter Express

This evening, after my husband arrived home from work, he found the kids and I on our way out, ready to get to work on a snowman after it had snowed all day. It’s interesting how my affection for winter has steadily grown ever since we had our children. Their sheer delight at frolicking inContinue reading “All Aboard the Winter Express”

The Beauty of Mentorship…A Brother’s Love

When I was growing up, I had the privilege of attending the Johnny Academy. This was not your typical school or institution. This was a valuable one-on-one learning experience with none another than my big brother Jonathan (hence the “Johnny” Academy). He was 13 years old and I was 7 when we first started. ItContinue reading “The Beauty of Mentorship…A Brother’s Love”

Celebration, Friendship and a Walk Down Memory Lane

As I write this post, I hear grunts, giggles and thumping sounds as my son Caleb and my husband roll around in the basement. Every so often, I hear “I’m ready to begin the battle” and “fight!“. In getting caught up in the day-to-day mounds of laundry, dishes, cooking and cleaning, I sometimes forget howContinue reading “Celebration, Friendship and a Walk Down Memory Lane”

Life is Fun When You’re Jumping on the Bed!

Remember what it was like to be a kid?  My childhood memories consist of hopscotch, playing with marbles, stirring mud, bringing home caterpillars, frogs and lost puppies, being tackled by my brothers onto the grass, playing Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter video games, reading Enid Blyton’s ‘Famous Five’, terrorizing the neighborhood boys while racing aroundContinue reading “Life is Fun When You’re Jumping on the Bed!”