Gathering Light

Keep trying. Keep moving. Keep asking. Keep deciding. Keep rowing. Keep loving. Keep growing. Keep shedding. Keep learning. Keep evolving. Keep praying. Keep soaring. Hope is smiling brightly before you. Close your eyes and see her there! With love, “The mission of Lioness at the Door is to uplift, strengthen and encourage women of all […]

Nurturing Civility

Civility: politeness, courtesy, respect, mannerliness, graciousness, consideration, gentility. Think of what can be lost when a family doesn’t practice civility at home –opportunities to connect; to work as a team; to support one another; to learn patience and self-control. As our culture declines in it’s expectation of and commitment to civility, it becomes even more […]

“Finish It Flaversham!”

Ha! This is one of our family’s most frequent movie quotes. Do you recognize it? It was hissed at the clock maker, Hiram Flaversham, by the evil Professor Ratigan. Do you remember that part of The Great Mouse Detective? Many years ago, I had a conversation with my husband about feeling like I couldn’t keep […]

Think Process

Do you ever get out of patience because it seems as though you are teaching and learning, but you don’t know if you or your children are making any progress? Teaching and learning are kind of like growing out a bad haircut. It takes 1000 times longer than you want it to take! And it […]


I’m excited to share an article with you that a dear friend recently shared with me. {Thank you Ann!} She reports that it was written at least 40 years ago and has no byline except, Anonymous. Knowing that this was written before many of you were born, I offer a few notes about the author’s […]