There are times in life when we need to consider all there is to do, be thoughtful about priorities, and be open to making adjustments.
This is one of those times for me! We are in the process of moving to Oregon, back to a town that is right between the places where my husband and I grew up. It has been exciting, but brings a lot of extra work and interrupts our normal rhythms of life. (This is something that is hard for my Strengths Theme of Discipline, I might add!)
For any moms of young children, I encourage you to get involved in a moms’ group this fall! It was one of the best things I did when my girls were little. This post is for you. Even if we don’t have young children, we still need community! We all have times when it takes courage to step out.
I was nervous the first time I visited the mom’s group at our church with my baby girl. I was tired and anxious, still new to the rhythms of motherhood. It was hard getting out the door and to something on time!
It took effort and courage, but Ellie and I made it there. Afterwards, I was so glad I went! We kept going back, and this group became community for both me and my girls in the next few years.
This little tin of cookie cutters belonged to my namesake, great-grandmother Kathryn. A few of her kitchen gadgets have been passed down to me, and now find a home in my kitchen pantry. One cookie cutter is missing in this set, but originally each differently shaped piece was designed to fit together perfectly within this tin.
Does anyone know what kind of flower this is? I saw it while I was in California this spring for a Gallup CliftonStrengths coaching course. I hadn’t seen one of these before, and it caught my attention as being peculiar and out-of-the-ordinary.