and giving a nod, up the chimney he rose! (maybe)


This year is the year that we almost blew Santa’s cover. On Christmas Eve, our eight year old began to ask some emotionally charged questions about whether or not Santa is real. Continue reading

the 100 likes giveaway: enter to win your copy of Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown



Well folks, the intentionista page now has 100 likes! My heart is happy. Now it’s time for some raffle fun! It is with great appreciation that I am giving away a brand-spanking new copy of Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the way way we live, love, parent and lead, by Brene Brown. Thank you for your readership, enthusiasm and community. We are all certainly on this journey of life together.

Brene Brown says it so perfectly, “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”

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mindfulness for the holidays


As we approached this holiday season, our family decided that we wanted to be more mindful of the true meaning of the holiday spirit and for us that means: Love, laughter, togetherness, gratitude, giving and celebration of life (and those we have lost).

We decided to do a few things differently… Continue reading

the many uses for a wall made of chalk…


I’ve been asked by several friends and readers to write a blog post about the giant chalkboard wall in the kitchen. How did we do it? What do we use it for? How do we clean it? Continue reading