Letter to Logan

Dear Logan, Thank you. Not something you’ve been hearing much of in the last few days. I’ve been suspicious of you for a while now and your regrettable choice to post a vlog with a suicide victim confirmed my concerns. Like many kids, my son loves YouTube....
7 Simple Steps to a Better Year

7 Simple Steps to a Better Year

You know the drill. The new year approaches and you might feel compelled to jot down a few resolutions. We all want to do better, be better, live better and so resolutions seem like the thing to do. I’ve noticed that my resolutions are usually about giving up...
Leave Room for Magic

Leave Room for Magic

Some of my most vivid childhood memories are that of decorating for Christmas with my Grandma. I can remember the dusty smell of the Christmas boxes. I can envision the multi-colored lights reflecting off the paneling of the small living room walls. I can feel the way...
Could YOU Be The Cure?

Could YOU Be The Cure?

Some stories are sparked with passion and my fingers race to keep pace with the words formulating in my mind. Other stories marinade for months before ever coming to fruition. This story began as the later, it has remained unfinished on my computer for several months....
Made in Minnesota Gift Guide

Made in Minnesota Gift Guide

This is my favorite time of year. I love Christmas and am pretty fond of shopping. While Black Friday deals do offer some adrenaline rush they aren’t typically what I’m after for gifts. It is a great time to pick up things you need, but gifts should be...
The Last Bath

The Last Bath

As he scrubbed the dirt from his knees and splashed about I tried to be discrete about wiping my tears. I was happy after all. I was fully aware of what a gift this was. Rarely, do we know when the last time for something is. Often we think we can’t wait to be done...
We All Have Boots to Fill

We All Have Boots to Fill

Twenty-three pairs of empty boots lined up in rows. My heart hurt looking at them, but I must look. I must visualize the soldier that once wore those boots with pride. I must ponder their roles as sons and daughters, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, friends,...
A Note From The PTA

A Note From The PTA

This post was originally shared on Her View From Home. This year I will serve as the president of our school’s parent-teacher association. This follows three years of volunteering and one as vice president. Consider this my state of the union speech. It seems to...
Spread Your Wings

Spread Your Wings

One summer day while shooting hoops in the driveway with my boy I noticed a moth on the ground. I can’t say for sure, but I think it was the recipient of a dribble. It was alive but injured. At first glance, it was just an ordinary moth. Its grey wings blended...
Pink is for the Girls

Pink is for the Girls

This post is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is October and there is pink everywhere. Honestly, some of the places I see pink seems a bit silly to me. Does an NFL player wearing pink socks do anything? I’m not sure, but perhaps the cumulative...