A gem from Erika Kind.
from Sue Dreamwalker
Taking a step back often feels like you have somehow failed, but in not stepping back I would be failing myself.
It’s hard this internal knowing, when you have no words to describe what it is you understand. It’s like you have spent years gathering together the various bits and pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle in your mind. Each piece comes along at various points in your life and you have to juggle them about to see if they fit.
Then all at once you get one piece that slots into place and all the other pieces which you held suddenly now all fit into place. And yet you are still trying to make sense of what it is you are putting together, because we don’t have a picture box lid to understand just what kind of finished picture we are creating.
I felt the jumble of the…
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from Beauty Beyond Bones
Have you ever baked a cake with a toddler?
If you haven’t, well, let’s just say that it’s…an experience.
A cute, photo-op filled, splatter-fest, that, if you’re lucky, results in a cake that’s barely holding on for dear life.
This happened today.
You see, we’re celebrating my now-four-year-old niece’s birthday tonight while we’re all up at our lake home in Wisconsin for the Fourth of July.
And so this afternoon, part of making today special for her was to bake her birthday cake together.
She loves cooking in the kitchen, especially when it involves something sweet, so needless to say, she was having a ball.
And if you know anything about almost-four year olds, they are very independent, and want to do things themselves. And baking this cake was no different.
I’ll tell you what, the Type A perfectionist in me was doing everything I could to not just grab…
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