Tag Archives: time

Virtual Book Launch Party

9 Mar

Leaves Banner Stage Reading Book Launch PartyFor  those of you who weren’t able to make it to The Denim Jungle book launch party in Seattle, I wanted to bring the party to you.

So… welcome, friends, to my virtual book party! Come on in. I have all kinds of fun in store for you today.

  • Enjoy your own personal author reading.
  • Exercise your imaginations with a Denim Jungle-themed activity.
  • Learn some secrets behind the making of the book.
  • Buy a copy (if you haven’t already).
  • Get your book custom-signed by me, the author.

Are you ready? Here we go…

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Today vs Someday

3 Apr

Time Flies Birdcage ClockWho doesn’t occasionally get bogged down by today vs someday, practical vs ideal, reality vs dream?

It’s easy to let your left brain win out in those stacked matches.

But Effie Waller Smith splashed cold water on my face with the following poetic revelation.

May it inspire you to make a choice today—tiny or grand—on the side of the someday, the ideal, the dream:

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Write It Down

2 Jan
"Super Mom Syndrome"  by Our Kooky Life

“Super Mom Syndrome” by Our Kooky Life

You’re lying in bed and can’t get to sleep for all the to-do’s in your head:

Write it down.

You’re confused about a next move on a project or in your life:

Write it down.

You have something bugging you that you just can’t shake:

Write it down.

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Countdown

5 Dec

Lampoon CarIt’s the holiday equivalent to the car chorus, “Are we there yet?”

Is it [insert special occasion] yet?

Let’s face it. Kids have a different sense of time than us, and understandably so. Think about how long one month is as a percentage of their entire existence, compared to ours as adults. Now perhaps you can see why it seems to stretch before them like infinity?

We solved this issue with our 3 year old by revisiting one of my favorite traditions growing up: Continue reading

Return on Investment

18 Apr

1982CalculatorWhy is it so hard to invest in ourselves?

Is it parental guilt? A relic notion of “modesty”? The preservation instinct of the self employed?

Why, even in situations when the return on investment is quite obvious, does this feel so uncomfortable?

For instance, this weekend there’s a kids’ book conference, and I dilly dallied over whether or not to go. I even reached out to my writers’ circle on Facebook, seeking an impartial thumbs up or down. Their reply:

I bet you’d get a lot out of that … What is your hesitation?

What was my hesitation? The answer came down to three things.

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Time Flies (Video)

12 Oct

Time Flies Birdcage Clock“Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.”
—Max Frisch

Watch this stunning time-lapse video and consider your own metamorphosis from newborn to now.

It goes without saying this will bring a tear to a few moms‘ eyes (if my reaction is any indication).

Have a wonderful day, everyone.

Stop to really look and appreciate this precise moment of your lifetime.

Time Flies: Birth to Age 12
Lotte Time Lapse Video
By Frans Hofmeester

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