Mountains of thanks

Okay, so the title of this post is slightly misleading. When I wrote the title I had expected that by now I’d have photos of gorgeous mountains to show you.  And I sort of do. After all, this is what you get right in the heart of the city where I live.     Okay, it doesn’t all look like that, but …

Respect – and how to get it

We all love when we feel respected. In an ideal world, everyone would respect each other. My wonderful blogger friend Kristi Campbell blogs at Finding Ninee about raising a child who is not typical, but also does not have an official diagnosis of autism or PPD-NOS. Wondering about how the world looks through her son’s eyes, she created the Our …

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Is it okay to post my children’s photos online?

A few days ago some mothers (including me) in a Facebook groups discussed whether we shared our children’s names and photos on our blogs. Some did, some didn’t. When I began this blog several years ago, I didn’t really know what I was doing. Also I really didn’t know what I was doing. I knew nothing about blogging, except that …

All that makes our blog-hop possible

As I wrote last weekend for the anniversary edition, I like the purpose of the Ten Things of Thankful hop. I like that it encourages people to think about gratitude, that every weekend there are 50 or so posts about gratitude uploaded to the internet. I’ve been reading a book, Fulfilled, by Deirdre Bounds, which reminded me that this state of …

Thankful for Giving and Receiving Support

This is my second attempt at a Ten Things of Thankful post. The first meandered off so much it was going to end up about a million words before I written anything about gratitude. I’ll save those words for another post. Friday 25th would have been my father’s birthday. As many of you know, he died last year. He died of myeloma, a bone …

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Silver Linings Thanks-Book

No cake this week, though there has been another birthday, and a lot of other stuff. Much of it has not been what I’d choose, but there are silver linings – at least in most things. And whatever life gives to us, however much we might fight it or wish it different, life goes on and the sun comes up …

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Chocolate Cake For Breakfast. Thank You

I just ate chocolate cake for breakfast. Yum. Following advice from a herbalist, I am on a no-refined carbs, no dairy diet just now because of a health issue. I haven’t broken that diet. My 14 year old daughter made cup cakes with Rapadura Sugar (which is the whole cane) and whole wheat flower. (Darned autocorrect! I have never once …

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A “Sort-of” Scot Clears up Some Anglo-American Confusion

A large proportion of this blog’s readership is American (around two-thirds) so I’ve decided to do a little to further Anglo-American understanding (Anglo in this sense including Scotlo too, since I am (sort of) from Scotland and live there too.) In my last post I used the British word “hob” and I included the American term “stove top.” Sarah, of …