I once heard the quote “stop the glorification of busy.” I feel strongly about this quote, I believe it happens, I believe it’s toxic, I believe it becomes a competition. I hear it in the aisles of Target, I see it on social media. When we run into an old friend, we instantly go into […]

being a mama, home life, writing

April 17, 2019

house of belonging


We sat in the back of the cafe, in leather chairs that made us feel cozy yet very important. The lights were dim, the walls dark, the coffee…excellent. If you’ve never been to Fluid in downtown Valparaiso, it’s important that you try it. Very different, a big focus on great flavors, streamlined ordering and relaxed, […]

across the table, good people, indiana, valparaiso, writing

March 29, 2019

across the table with christine singleton


It’s the end of your life, someone hands you an album filled with a photo from each day of your life. The images are people you love, places you’ve been, things that you enjoy, things or routines that surrounded you every single day that you simply stopped noticing. Memories that became faded or even lost […]

being a mama, home life, writing

March 24, 2019

days gone by


Recently I’ve been asked how I do it all. The simple answer is that I don’t. I don’t do it all. In fact, YOU, my friends, asking me the question…YOU do more than me. I don’t volunteer. Because I don’t have time. I’m too busy at home, baking, having dinner with my kids, picking up […]

being a mama, home life, writing

March 16, 2019

doing it all


The thing about chicken is that it’s just so simple. Simple to cook and simple to mess up. I planned on serving parmesan encrusted chicken and roasted potatoes for dinner. Earlier in the day, we had shopped at Costco and were heading home when I realized I forgot to buy chicken. That’s okay, I thought, […]

being a mama, dinner, home life, writing

March 7, 2019

It was just a simple meal


When I first began blogging in 2006, I didn’t do it to write, I did it to share. This was before Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and texting. So, in order to share with my friends across the country, who I had met online, I created a blog, as did they. All on the same day. […]

blogging, writing

March 2, 2019

Morning Coffee