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Hanging By a Thread
Minneapolis, MN
Attorney. Wordsmith. Author of Hanging By a Thread Blog. Mom. Wife. Talker. Lover of Fine Chocolate. Passion Driven. Hire me to Write or Research.
Interests: chocolate, laughing, roses, warm socks, coffee, good books, justice, talking, my boys, prayer, girls' night out, child advocacy, tuna sandwiches, puppies and kittens, consumer safety issues, writing, 89.3 the current, lake harriet, pizza, Constitutional law
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There is something about driving through great expanses of wilderness that puts joy in the heart, renews the soul and makes one feel fully alive. One should take just such a trip on a regular basis. Recently, the boys and I were reminiscing about our trip to the Black Hills... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2020 at Hanging By a Thread
hello, this is a blog where I will post short stories from the yoth literary universe a universe that I have created. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2019 at tales of yoth
In October, we traveled to Iceland, and it was amazing. We were there 10 days, and we LOVED every bit of it! Every view, every experience, every waterfall, every pool, every meal, every rainbow, every craggy cliff, every sheep, every horse, every everything was utterly fantastic to us. We met... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Hanging By a Thread
Well, the tree is down, and we've eaten our lucky black-eyed peas, let the new year commence! It is with mixed feelings that I say farewell to 2018. It was an excellent year for my family. Oh, there are always hiccups and snags, but for the most part we were... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2019 at Hanging By a Thread
Being Thankful is a state of mind. The feeling of gratitude is something I strive to think of and live out daily. There are certainly days that I feel other things much more than I feel thankful or grateful, but it takes diligence and resilience to continually feel thankful. It's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at Hanging By a Thread
I am the first to stand up for our right to free speech. I am accepting (not simply tolerant) of those from other countries, other religions, other parts of our country, different colors of skin, any sexual orientation or gender, other political parties and backgrounds. Not only am I accepting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2018 at Hanging By a Thread
I read a lot of news articles from a number of sources. I also share a lot of news articles. Most of what I post and share goes almost completely unnoticed, with the exception of the handful of like-minded Facebook friends who usually agree with me. Every once in a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at Hanging By a Thread
To start with, I've had a bad cold. I got it from my boys over the weekend while traveling. Of course, it means nothing when mom gets a cold. Life goes on. So, I have been tired and cranky and generally feeling cruddy all week. Thursday was no exception, but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at Hanging By a Thread
Here's what I know. Nothing is for sure. Everything can change. We are no better than any other country. Our country and its government are not at its most stable and certainly not at its most proud moment in history. Jesus Christ instructs us to love and show kindness and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2018 at Hanging By a Thread
Hey there….it's been a while….and I am bubbling over with all kinds of things I'd like to share, discuss, argue about, etc. and I'm starting with this… Back in May, the boys and I were at a Scholastic book fair at a public elementary school. We never turn down a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2018 at Hanging By a Thread
Each December, in the dusk of the old year, I open up my mind for a new word to live by for the coming year. Now, this may sound like gibberish to you, but it works for me. Year after year, a word will come to me and when it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Hanging By a Thread
I don't send Christmas cards. Honestly, I haven't been good at it since about 1997. So, I gave up entirely about 7 or 8 years ago…I'm not even sure that my younger son ever even made it onto Christmas card. But hey, you have to figure out your strengths and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Hanging By a Thread
We've been sick…colds, flu-ish virus, Strep – you name it, one of us seems to have had it. The last week pretty much did us in, and on top of that, it's gotten SUPER cold. So, the boys and I have been sticking close to home and keeping cozy and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2016 at Hanging By a Thread
Do the issues of the world, our country, the local community weigh on you? Do you try to figure out what you can do to help people….many people…a few people…even one person? Do you think about the people who are sleeping outside on a frigid night with nowhere to go?... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at Hanging By a Thread
Last night, while standing in my kitchen, I was overcome with a flood of emotions and shed a few tears thinking about voting for a woman presidential candidate on Tuesday and all that could mean. Sure, this may seem silly or trivial to you and you may shake your head... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Hanging By a Thread
I often see people post on social media, "I'm not a political person, but…" And I always want to respond, "Why not? What's wrong with being a political person?" I think what they mean is they aren't usually one to argue over political issues by posting them for all their... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at Hanging By a Thread
As our second year of homeschool has begun, I can now tell you my most favorite and most challenging things about my new(ish) gig. It's a lot like when my kids were younger and not in school yet and we were together almost constantly. And what I found then and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Hanging By a Thread
I don't excel in many areas, but I can create really good food. {My dad would say in an exaggerated thick Texas accent, "it ain't braggin' if you really done it"} I don't use recipes for cooking, as a general rule. I do reference recipes for inspiration and enjoy reading... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at Hanging By a Thread
As I posted a few weeks ago, as a busy woman, I have a hard time finding the time it takes to devote to shopping and putting together cute, fashionable outfits…that fit well…without holes or stains. So, I finally broke down and decided to give Stitch Fix a try. Here's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Hanging By a Thread
{Note: I wrote most of this article about two and half years ago. I wasn't sure where the story would go back then. Of course, the story is not finished yet, but we're in a better, more confident place now. I hope that you will find this to be a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2016 at Hanging By a Thread
Today marks my 42nd year. I'm not sure what to think of where I'm going or where I've been, but I know who I am and what I stand for and I'm not afraid to speak my mind when so inclined to do so. I am so grateful to have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2016 at Hanging By a Thread
Dyslexia is a slippery little booger. It lurks under high IQs. It hides from unsuspecting teachers and parents. It disguises itself as inattention, slow cognition, disinterest, anxiety, shyness and anger. Dyslexia is hard to see if you don't know what you're looking for. It's hard to understand if you haven't... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at Hanging By a Thread
My children will grow up to be world travelers with a passion for exploration or hermits who never want to leave the comfort and familiarity of home. I'm hoping for the former. Since my kids were little bitty, we have gone and done all that we could afford and fit... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2016 at Hanging By a Thread
Last year, I was full of hope and questions and uncertainty as we embarked on our first year of homeschool. I had NEVER intended to educate my kids at home, but our plans for life don't always work out the way we think they will and when that happens I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at Hanging By a Thread
Most Friday nights you'll find us at home. And I'm not gonna lie – that often means we each retreat to our own corners, but I decided that we should have a Friday fun schedule to do stuff together as a family as we start the weekend. So, I came... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at Hanging By a Thread