Category Archives: Beauty

Wide Awake in Winter

Do you know how snow-dust sparkles? I never knew—until yesterday. If it is a sunny day, like the ones we’ve been having lately, then winter dances and pierces and sweeps through the senses. Those snowflakes didn’t just flutter down. They … Continue reading

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Waking up in Wonderland

Sleep-ins, as all moms know, become something of a distant memory once a baby is born. But today, I welcome my 8-month old’s wake up call, her whining to go outside. Because today we are in the “City of Pines”—that … Continue reading

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Not Quite a Tsunami

Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales Somewhere between multiple typhoons, floods, and other seasonal September weather, we tripped to Pundaquit beach in Zambales. From a distance, the son and I watched giant, forceful waves rushing, clashing, thrashing at the shore.  But my … Continue reading

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Two Week Wonder

Life has been on pause for the last two weeks, as I’ve slowly recovered from the surgery. I’ve had to depend on others to do things for me, accept that time must move slowly these days, and stay awake at … Continue reading

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My Girl

Scanning blank pages on this new morning. White space to fill—not mine, but my daughter’s. This new life which has yet to be lived; days and milestones yet to be celebrated. Moments yet to be realized and treasured. A brand … Continue reading

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Seven Ways to Make Room for Magic

I am no coach, no shrink, and no degree-holding professional. I am simply a mother, wife, and lover of life. And life has, in so many ways, taught me—from experience—that there is a force out there, greater than ourselves, which … Continue reading

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Making Childhood Memories

  As soon as we got into Manila, we couldn’t wait to get out. This week presented our first chance, so the son and I hopped on a bus and found ourselves in Subic Bay Freeport, enjoying sand, sun, and … Continue reading

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Fiery Colors of Fall

October came so quickly, and is slipping away… But not before I shot some fiery photos of Fall. We hunted for steinpilz mushrooms, crunched our way through the forest, baked Apfelstrudel and Quittenkuchen—after picking the fruit straight from our garden. … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Summer–Hello, Sweet Surprises!

The sun rises a little later on this cool September day. just past 8, I wash up and throw on a pullover, then nip across the street to the local Café, where my daily creamy cappuccino is served—along with free … Continue reading

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Tears on the Lake

As a search and rescue operation ends in tragedy, I wonder how so many brave souls go on Continue reading

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