Place in the World – My Favorite Places

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge was “Place in the World”. I wanted to explore what my favorite places were, and where I can be happy the minute I am there:       This has been a part of the WordPress Photo Challenge: Place in the World *Starred photo taken by Atma Photography Advertisements

Adventures in Parenting – Surviving a Broken Bone

CRASH! “AHHHH!” I run to the living room and find my daughter laying on the ground clutching her arm. My first instinct was to yell at her for sitting on the back of the sofa (which I’ve told her a million times not to do). But I notice she can’t straighten her arm. Just a…

When Family is Everything

It’s Easter and I look around and see all the people I love. I see my father and his wife sitting at my grandmother’s table laughing at a story told by my stepfather and mom. I see my grandmother playing with my niece, letting her use her wheelchair as her own personal climbing gym. I…

Prolific – Snow in Spring

On our recent spring break trip, we went back to the east coast to visit family. However, we were surprised with an unforeseen weather event – snow in April! My California son was throughly delighted at the sight and experience. He was sad when it melted just a few hours later (as spring snow often…

Lincoln Center – Where Dancing Dreams Come True

My daughter is a dancer. She dances at the dining table, she dances in the streets, she dances in restaurants, she dances with relish at her weekend ballet and tap class. She loves being on stage and the feeling that comes with it. We’ve been encouraging her with dance classes, support during recitals, and books…

Bodega Bay Geocaching Adventure

Bodega Bay is known for it’s beautiful cliffs and hills, leading to stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Bodega Head in particular had a beautiful, relatively flat hike where one saw hills, beach, seals, and if you were lucky even a few whales. But hidden in the trail, sometimes just right off the trail, are…