Category: Miscellaneous

Love Stories in Literature

Happy Valentines Day! If the spirit of this day inspires you to immerse yourself in a beautiful love story, here are ten of my favorites… 10. Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve – Belle offers to take her father’s place as the prisoner of the Beast who is actually a cursed prince, doomed to remain in the… Read more →

Happy New Year!

I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season. It’s been fun, as always, to shift gears and spend more time with the kids and friends and other family. We’ve been having a particularly mild winter for Wisconsin (the last two were pretty brutal), so that’s a plus, too! But now that the New Year is here, I’m ready to… Read more →

Health, Home, and Heart

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, the usual frenzy is probably setting in for many of you just as it is for me. There are plans and schedules to be made and followed. When should the turkey go in the oven to be ready by dinnertime but still leave time to cook the sweet potatoes afterwards? Where will out-of-town guests sleep? Have… Read more →


As always, summer has flown by. The kids are back in school (my youngest just entered 4-year-old kindergarten! Eeek! Time flies!), and autumn will be upon us in a few short weeks. As much as I love summer, I always find myself looking forward to autumn, too. I love the changing of the leaves to brilliant oranges and reds; making sweet potato… Read more →


You’ve heard them all before: Goodness is as goodness does. You reap what you sow. Attitude is everything. What comes around goes around. Be the good you want to see in the world. For every action, there is a reaction. The domino effect. The butterfly effect. Everything happens for a reason. There’s no such thing as an accident. Pay it… Read more →

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