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 […]

For Granted or With Gratitude?

For Granted or With Gratitude?

In the weeks and days leading up to Thanksgiving, many of us take time to reflect on all that we are thankful for. One of the ways my family does this is with our “Thanksgiving Tree” tradition. {Click here to learn more about this tradition.}  But thankfulness is more than a one-holiday-a-year recognition. It’s a way of living day to day. […]