Create A Home for Storytelling

"Mates for Life" print from Uncommon Goods
Home is the place you and your favorite people feel love and find comfort. It can be the place visitors relax upon arrival and feel rejuvenated upon departure. Add an extra dose of thoughtful preparedness to your story — wherever it takes you, and with whomever you share your life. Continue Reading

Buzz-worthy Food Science

Honeybees, honey and the food we eat!
Do you like mustard or ketchup on your burger? Thank a bee. Enjoy jelly with your peanut butter sandwich? Heck, enjoy peanut butter? Thank a bee. We need to thank farmers for growing the plants we eat, and we must be thankful for bees that pollinate those plants. Continue Reading

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

Nightmares and bad dreams
Shock the mean out of someone with a smile. Test it out right now: smile. Do it! Make a big ol' grin with those pouty lips. Feels good to stretch those cheeks, doesn't it? Yeah. You feel a little better, right? Me, too! Continue Reading

Wait One Hour

Wait One Hour - the best advice I've ever received.
Sometimes the situation deserves a little fire and brimstone. But trust me, one hour will make the difference between devastating firestorm and graceful reproach. Don't react in 60 seconds. Respond in 60 minutes. Continue Reading

How To Organize A Boy for Life

How to organize a boy's room.
Boys are going places. Sitting still is against their very natures. They want and need to do simply fascinating and amazing tasks like pounding nails into boards or drilling holes into pieces of firewood or removing door knobs (just to see how it's done, of course). Continue Reading

Hang On, Dear Heart

"It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness." ~ Lamentations 3:22-23 Continue Reading