Leaning In

The summer is nearly over, friends. With the scorching of June and the blessed reprieve of a slightly cooler July, I can’t wrap my mind around the nearing end of this season. In just a few short weeks I’ll be sharpening my metaphorical pencil and heading...
Five Minute Friday: Free

Five Minute Friday: Free

I missed the party, but I’m here for the words! Joining Kate and my #FMFParty girls. Prompt: Free Go. There is a storm brewing. I can feel it in my bones and smell it on the air. The rolling thunder echos in the hills to the north and the tension...
Cobblestone Blessings

Cobblestone Blessings

I was blessed today. By a woman from Nigeria named Uma, in the middle of a courtyard. She had set up a place on a bench with her wares. Grass baskets with the colors of Africa that I remember so well. I stopped to chat with her, the deep accent and gentle eyes under...
Put on Love

Put on Love

It is quiet this morning. I’m up earlier than normal thanks to the birds in the trees beside my bedroom, and the middles and little are still soundly sleeping. The boys in their room and Lil’ Girl on the couch downstairs, remnants of a hard sleep and the...

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