Today vs Someday

Who 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 … More Today vs Someday

Write It Down

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. It will help. Don’t believe me?

Countdown

It’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 … More Countdown

Return on Investment

Why 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 … More Return on Investment

Time Flies (Video)

“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 … More Time Flies (Video)