What Happens When Your Brain’s Full

Not unlike most people, when I love a song, I blast it. My ideal song has a deep, throbbing bass, so when I turn a song up as high as my ears can take, the bass is felt almost more than it’s heard and I feel like I’m physically wrapped in a song. And when…

Magic Moments

Every once in a while I really get something right. Lately, bedtime had become a frustration for me. Not so much because the kids weren’t getting into bed and going to sleep (I’ve always been blessed with relatively “good” sleepers), but because those darn kids seemed to have a mind of their own and wouldn’t just…

The Amish Hour

I couldn’t tell you where this idea originated, only that I saw it as a part of an article about self-care, but we have recently started instituting something called “the Amish hour”. While we fall short of unplugging every item in our house (no candlelight just yet, but perhaps when the days start to get longer…