I have hope again.  It's been so long I almost forgot what it felt like.  This is the first politician that has brought tears to my eyes and given me goose bumps.  Click on the link below to view the next President of the United States and say a prayer of thanks for your right to vote.  Together, we can turn things around.

Barack Obama

First Political Words

Well. . . here's my first commentary on what's going on in the world right now.  Have we all lost sight of what's really important?  Today, in this digital age, for people of our generation, it's so easy for us to talk about war in this distant, removed, academic way without really feeling what the reality of it is for so many.  This link says it all. . . James Blunt.  Watch it.  Peace.

The Beginning


Here's why I'm doing this.  I have been parenting now for over six years and caring for children in some capacity for over 15.  I cannot find enough out there that really encompasses all that I believe about parenting and family life.  I want to inspire people and I want to be inspired by other like minded and not so like minded folks.  I think the world today and specifically the culture of this country work against us when it comes to raising wholesome kids in a natural healthy environment.  It seems like every time I turn around I'm encountering appalling images and media that I find inappropriate and offensive to my mothering stance.  Perhaps part of this is from having two daughters instead of sons, but something tells me parents of boys experience some of the same stuff.  I believe children come to know what's beautiful in the world through what they're exposed to every day.  The things they see and touch help to form who they are.  I believe that the toys and tools that they use in their everyday life impact how they see the world and what they expect from it.  I want to provide a loving, nurturing, and supportive environment for my kids without all of the commercialism.  If some of this rings true for you, perhaps you'll get something out of this blog.