Have you noticed how size can seem relative? When the kids are loud and running through the house, my house feels small. But when the house needs cleaning, it feels big. Really big. Too big for me to handle on my own. Sometimes, when I look around at our mess, the scale of it overwhelms…Read more »
Keeping it Real?
A couple of weeks ago I was cleaning my house (no, I’m not writing to announce an infrequent event . . .) and my mood was dirtier than the house. As I worked, I enjoyed the monologue I kept running in my head. I entertained myself by calling out those individuals who’d contributed to the…Read more »
You might wonder at a name like Unshaken; what kind of woman stands behind a name like that? Perhaps someone who is confident, successful, a woman who not only has a plan, she has a plan for how she will execute her plan. That’s not me. I am both easily and often shaking. Let me…Read more »
We were leaving the home where my Grandma lived, piling into the mini-van in comfortable chaos. Above the noise, I heard Koby speaking, “Mommy.” Making sure everyone was buckled up, I turned to him as we pulled out of the parking lot. Driving away from Grandma. Unaware of time’s relentless march, and that we had…Read more »
If You Have to Feed it With a Stick . . .
It had been a long week. My to-do list was happily spitting out another bullet point every time I turned my back, mocking my efforts to stay on top of it. Our Sunday evening church service felt like the first time I could sit back and relax. And I did. Until I started mentally running through my list…Read more »
The first frost kisses the landscape with a blanket of silvery white. Everything is going to sleep. The flowers we planted and watered, the trees we placed and coaxed to take root, they begin their slumber under the fresh cover. Bold colours and busy bees quiet as the coming winter brings dormancy. They sleep; it…Read more »
Secret to Life
My husband works in construction and uses this thing they call a wobble light. Obviously its purpose is to give light, but I can’t for the life of me figure out why it is constructed the way it is. It appears to be unstable. Like a strong wind could easily blow it around making light shine…Read more »
Sometimes, You Need A Crock Pot
You know those times with friends where you laugh ‘til you snort? I had two of them last week. The first visit ended with me posing in front of a camera – an experience that dredges up all sorts of issues we may delve into in coming weeks. (If I’m brave enough.) The second visit…Read more »
Dolphins May Not Make Good Birth Coaches
As I skimmed the news last week I came across this headline. Unable to resist, I continued to read what would surely contain sage words of wisdom. As I began to read, I was introduced to a couple who was planning to venture out onto the open seas for the birth of their child, hoping to be assisted through the process…Read more »
One Day at a Time
Life is busy. Feeling like I might drown in the piles that grew around me, (both metaphorical and physical) I decided to stop worrying about tomorrow, and only deal with the issues of the present day. I am not superwoman and cannot do it all, but for today, I will try. I have since discovered…Read more »