The Turquoise Table



Do you know your neighbors? What about the folks who walk their dogs by your house everyday? And the ones who run, walk or stroll by?

I live in a small town, and know most of my neighbors, but lots of folks I don’t know pass by my home everyday.

And I’m hoping to get to know those strangers. Perhaps make a few new friends along the way.

{Have I ever mentioned that I’m an extreme extrovert?}

A few weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to hang out with some of the coolest gals* on the planet at the 2015 Jumping Tandem retreat. I was surrounded by all of these women who have books and love to write and love the Lord and are absolutely amazing. I left the retreat so encouraged and inspired by the women I met there.

While I could write for years on all that I learned through the amazing stories and creative spirits of these women (the ones who love the words and the writing and the encouraging), there was one very tangible thought I left with:

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Snow Day Messages


When I was a kid, I was tortured with reading scrolling news feeds along the bottom of our television screen during evening or early morning newscasts to discover if I’d have to go to school.

Sometimes you could find me listening intently to the early morning disc jockey read through the school cancellations.

Either way, the feeling of fear and disappointment mounted with each time the rotation made it’s way through with nary a mention of my school.

But those days are gone.

In their place? Technology…..

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Potato Soup Recipe


When it comes to cooking, I subscribe to the “less is more” philosophy.


  • The less I cook, the more I enjoy life.
  • The less things I cook, the more I like the things I do cook.
  • The less I try new recipes, the more my family likes the ones I currently serve.

Listen folks, there are things I am good at and there are things I do to keep myself and my family alive.
Cooking is one of those things.

To get the recipe…click over to The Good Life Moms.

Let me hold you longer



Every school day I leave my computer at 3:12 p.m. I hop in my mini-van and trek across town and find a parking spot at my son’s elementary school.

I try not be behind schedule. Because if I am, I may miss it.

Every day, between 3:17 p.m. and 3:20 p.m., he is walking out of his classroom in a single file line. I can see him searching the crowd to find me. When he sees me, he waves, walks to his teacher and gives her a high-five.

Then my most favorite moment of the day occurs.

He takes off with as much a speed as his 6-year-old legs can muster and heads straight for me.

(Read the rest over at Good Life Moms…)