A Bringer of New Things

Musings on personal growth, books, motherhood, writing, and more. "Every hour is saved from that eternal silence, something more, a bringer of new things." – Tennyson

Returning to My Blog at Last

I’d been thinking I would eventually sit down and write a long blog post on “ways I have grown so far on my journey of being a new mom (of twin … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · 8 Comments

Rethinking How We Celebrate Birthdays

  Have you ever stopped to consider whether our celebration of birthdays with parties, gifts, cards, “Happy birthday!” wishes, and other forms of attention is really the best way? I … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

Self-care School: Encouraging Myself

“Great job!” I’ve mentioned this before in passing, but I think it’s worth stating on its own: when it comes to trying to develop new healthy, self-caring habits (or any … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Self-care School: Big Things before Small Things

Do you ever fall into this trap? “If I can just get all these little easy tasks done, then I’ll be free to focus on _____” (fill in the blank … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 · 4 Comments

Stuff Happening in my Life Lately

I’ve had a LOT going on lately, and thankfully it’s been mostly good–even great–things! So I thought I’d share some of my personal life updates with you today. But first, I … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 · 4 Comments

Living Is More Important than Writing

I’ve been reading Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, and the other morning I read this passage that resonated with me: “Casting aside other things, hold to the precious few; and besides … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 · 4 Comments

Creature Comforts Lately

This is a variation on my “Lovely Moments Lately” posts (which I keep meaning to do more of but keep forgetting). Being twenty weeks pregnant makes me crave creature comforts! And I … Continue reading

October 21, 2016 · 10 Comments

Self-care School: And Sometimes I Need to NOT Make To-do Lists

 After all that talk in my last post about my personal “life hack” trick for making helpful to-do lists, I must tell you that on the other hand, I’ve learned … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · 4 Comments

Self-care School: 2-step To-do Lists for Wiser Living

Following my last post about my struggle to accept limitations and set realistic goals, I want to share a very simple, practical trick I have found to help myself plan more realistically. … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · 4 Comments

Self-care School: Learning to Acknowledge and Accept My Limits

The Problem I have always had a problem with acknowledging and accepting my limits. My mind is extremely active and driven, and I have a huge appetite for things I … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · 6 Comments

Self-care School: Orientation

  I am in self-care school. It’s not a real school–wouldn’t that be awesome if such a thing really existed? Maybe I can create it someday! But for now, my classroom … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Worth the Effort: Awkward Friendship Beginnings

One lesson of adulthood I’ve been learning is to have patience with awkward beginnings of new friendships. Making new acquaintances and casual friends is easy, but growing close, deep friendships … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · 4 Comments