• Living with Children,  Parenting

    25 Ways Joyful Families Operate

    We all long for a joyful life. To be in the company of people who are happy and peaceful is nirvana. We create visions in our heads of what a joyful life looks like then we proceed to Pin everything that meets that perception. A tapestry stitched together with squares of fabric cut from old clothing that your children no longer wear, but you can’t part with. PIN The premiere list of books your children must read by the time they are 10 or they will never succeed in life. PIN Places to see the night sky that are so remote it will take you days to get there, there…

  • Living with Children,  Parenting,  What the kids say

    Radical Honesty

    Radical honesty. Ever heard of it? Me neither until I found this fascinating drama on Netflix, Lie to Me. Tim Roth is the lead guy. He plays an entrepreneurial psychologist whose firm is hired by various entities to determine who and possibly why someone is lying.  Roth’s character, Dr. Lightman, believes that if you are human, you lie. He has learned how to recognize and interpret microexpressions- tiny movements your face and body make which tell the truth even when your words do not.  There’s an awesome cast and each episode tops the other and actually makes me sit still for close to 45 minutes at a time. Not an…