The Salary of Motherhood

The heat has returned to this part of my home state and in an effort to build fond memories and keep us all cool, I loaded the middles and little into the car and headed to a local park with a water feature and playground. To get there I had to drive past the...

Compassion

Nearly twenty years ago I left a piece of my heart on a different continent. At the idealistic age of eighteen, I boarded a jet for the first time and flew half way around the world, to a place I had only seen in my brother’s pictures or on the pages of National...

Five Minute Friday: Build

I haven’t been in this place in ages-even longer in the name of Five Minute Friday. But when the link popped up on my feed and I saw the word, I felt it tug at my heart. Build…. Thoughts of bricks and foundations flooded my mind. But the phrase that kept...

Apple Trees & Cherry Blossoms: Chapter One

It’s a bit rough but here’s the start of Gran and Gramp’s story: Chapter One Elwood, Nebraska 1934 It wasn’t so much a quick awakening as it was a slow submersion into reality. The night was hot and humid, the air pressing down on him, threatening to...

Hotel Keys

So summer is coming. Swimsuit season is right around the corner, y’all. In an effort to not quite look like a beached whale at the river this summer my sister and I have been working really hard on changing our diet and exercise habits. Well I’m in...

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