Tagged with Lisa-Jo Baker

Laughter’s Not Lost – Five Minute Friday

Some days laughter just feels lost. Lost in the loading and unloading of laundry. Lost in the sweeping up of endless dog hair, random toys and stray socks. It was looking like one of those weeks when the mundane and monotonous would rule. And then Matt, our 5-year-old, had the brilliant idea of inviting friends over for a playdate. … Continue reading

Raised to Release – Five Minute Friday

My hubby and I planned it this way. “Let’s have our kids close so we go through everything at the same time…diapers, potty-training, car seats, amusement park rides…” When we had our first, life became crazy and our normal was out the window. We had to find a new normal or go crazy forcing everything into our old normal. … Continue reading

Five Minute Friday ~ Messenger

I remember, as a little girl, sitting at my small metal folding table with the red-flowered top, writing short stories and taping them to my mother’s dining room wall. I was play-writing, or writing for play, whichever way… I just wanted to write. Writing down thoughts has a way of clearing my mind. If it’s … Continue reading

Sleep Gratification – #Five-Minute-Friday

Linking up with Lisa-Jo and my friends at 5-Minute-Friday where we get together and write about one word. No real editing or overthinking…just write. The word for today, sorta of like the letter of the day in kindergarten, is GRATEFUL. GO I was hanging out with the #FMFparty  on Twitter last night and had full … Continue reading

Courage, Loss and Grief ~ Walking the Path Ahead

My mother died today.  Not in the last 24 hour period, but she died today.  It’s been 11 years and I still remember.  Everyone remembers that day of loss, because it’s not just the day our someone died, it’s the day a part of us died.  She died, and with her, a part of me died. Yesterday, my agenda held a … Continue reading

Five Minute Friday ~ Last

Lately, we’ve been joining Lisa-Jo over at Five-Minute Friday.  If you’re a fellow blogger, come join up with us.  It’s a fun exercise!  We are given a prompt word for the day and we all write for 5 minutes on that word.  No over thinking, no major editing, just starting the clock…writing…then stopping.  We link back … Continue reading

The Small ~ The Insignificant

I look forward to Fridays each week and this fun writing exercise of Five Minute Friday. The rules are: Lisa Jo gives us a word to write on for 5 minutes…no major editing, no thinking too much…just writing and linking back to her site. The best part is heading over there and reading what others did … Continue reading