Hattie Peck

Landry wanted me to read a book called Hattie Peck to her while she settled in for a nap today. She’s been battling high fever and a cough with the flu. I started reading the story and it began explaining that Hattie Peck only had one egg and it never hatched. She thought about eggs all the time. She wanted eggs so badly that she decided to go find all the abandoned eggs she could find. Landry interrupted me and {Read More}

Cabin Fever-Induced Goal Setting of 2016

I am afraid of goal setting. There. I said it. It stresses me out. I don’t like looking in the mirror and feeling the way I judge myself for not meeting my own expectations. However, I got tricked into goal setting this year. The day after Christmas brought Goliath or Snowmageddon or whatever we’re supposed to call the blizzard that dumped around 10″ of snow on us in the Panhandle. We hadn’t left the house much for about a week {Read More}

What is Success for Me as a Parent?

“No success without a successor.” Peter Drucker Mr. Drucker paraphrased the book of Ecclesiastes well. “I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.” Ecclesiastes 1:14 Begs the question, “Who am I pouring into?” For me the answer is easy: my children. I pray I equip them with the skills necessary to succeed in life-and that’s a whole lot more than just financial success. I want to train them {Read More}

Halloween and Morning Routines

I just decided this morning that I hate Halloween. It’s not even because I grew up in a home where we chose to not celebrate Satan’s holiday. Side note: I distinctly remember my mom creating a Noah’s Ark costume for me out of posterboard, suspenders and stuffed animals when I was in the 5th or 6th grade. This is funny to me mostly because my mom was not particularly known for her crafting skills nor was I totally on board {Read More}