Apple Tree Dreams

The ramblings that appear when I'm driven to write what's in my head, rather than what's in someone else's.

You Go, Girl: Or how women are unintentionally sabotaging each other

“You go, girl!” It’s a phrase of encouragement, of support, of faith. It’s also too easy to say. It has become something we say when we don’t want to put … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

105 Books That Don’t Contain Angst, Sex or Dead People (mostly)

Book recommendations from my friends and fellow readers (gathered from Facebook). I have not read all of these, and understand that occasionally there’s no accounting for taste. However, someone liked … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 6 Comments

The greatest of these…

Three things will last forever–faith, hope, and love–and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NLT) I’ve always loved this verse. There’s so much optimism, so much–well,  faith, … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

My 9-year-old teenager

Yes, I’m the mother of a teenager. She’s nine. She’s older than her 11-year-old brother, and some days it seems like she’s older than I am. It’s not right, but … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Silent Night, Holy Night…

The presents have been opened. Christmas dinner has been eaten and (mostly) cleaned up. The bickering and squabbling has commenced. But the moments I’ll remember over this Christmas season aren’t … Continue reading

December 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

In Which I Find I’m a Crier

The Least ‘Un graduated kindergarten today. No cap and gown. The processional was “Let Them Be Little” by Lonestar, which was written for the sole purpose of making mothers bawl. … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why Good Girls Love Bad Boys

James Dean. Charlie Sheen. Hugh Hefner. Okay, I’m not good at picking out famous “bad boys.” I’m much better at picking them out in my low-profile life. What’s a bad … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · Leave a comment