How to Encourage (and Enjoy) Your Child’s Independence

(I am taking a break from our 26 Steps to Simplicity series to bring you this post.  It still falls within the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, though: E is for Encourage.) I’m sitting here at the library, attempting to create an editorial calendar for my blog, while my four-year old daughter enjoys her weekly Storytime session.  Unlike the other moms, I am not participating with my daughter, marching around the room, waving my duck sign, or listening intently[Read more]

To Color or Not to Color (On Going Gray)

For the past few weeks, my emerging gray hair has had me considering whether or not to let myself go gray once and for all.  I’ve had noticeable gray hair for at least a decade, but only in the past couple of years have I had to resort to coloring it. The other night, I looked up inspiring articles and pictures on Pinterest, and I almost had myself convinced . . . until I brought it up with my husband. [Read more]