Family Playtime: 40 Fun Activities

Family Playtime: 40 Fun Activities

Imagine standing at the other end of this year. A glance back into 2016 and what would you hope to see? I’ve pondered on this often as I step into this new year. One yearning that stands out for me is to spend many “I’m going to treasure this forever” moments with my family. You […]

Plum Pudding Bride

Plum Pudding Bride

Patience Callahan is twenty-five and fast becoming an old maid. But she’s spent most of her life dreaming over romantic European literature and wants a dashing d’Artagnan, not a bookish Bob Cratchit. Alas, the Colorado town of Gilman is chock-full of Cratchits without a d’Artagnan in sight. Peter Foote, the general store owner, has been […]

Colorful Tales

Colorful Tales

Last summer, my nine-year-old son and I read Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan. This lovely tale with beautiful writing and endearing characters captured my heart. I cried and laughed and cried some more as I read this thought-provoking children’s story. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it for both children […]

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

This Thanksgiving break, my family and I traveled to Moab, Utah for a day trip at Arches National Park. I’ve visited this park a few times before, and once again I marveled at the spectacular landscapes this park showcases. We were blessed with a day filled with striking blue skies, mild temperatures, and family togetherness.  […]

24 Days of Cherishing Christmas Together as a Family

24 Days of Cherishing Christmas Together as a Family

I love Christmas—its traditions, its beautiful memories, and most importantly, its meaning. But sometimes in the midst of this lovely season, I can easily find myself immersed in busyness. How I yearn to slow down this year and cherish each and every day with my family, to really connect with them and treasure the true […]

Embark on Storytelling Adventures

Embark on Storytelling Adventures

“Creativity is contagious, pass it on” – Albert Einstein As a mom and fiction writer, I love encouraging my nine-year-old son to use his imagination. What better way to do that than through storytelling. Storytelling can take many forms. It can be the act of writing a creative story on paper or typing it on […]