PJ's Blog

Thoughts from one busy mom to another.

What's your Consumption?

pj's thoughts Jan 27, 2023

A few weeks ago, I was having a robust debate (yes - that means arguing) with someone about energy use. His belief is that the world is going to run out of non-renewable natural resources. Let's assume for the sake of argument that you agree and that humanity is too rapidly using the world's finite resources.

The question then becomes, what are you going to do about it?

His position: everything you purchase should be as energy efficient as possible.

My position: stop purchasing so much and...

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Are you leading those around you?

pj's thoughts Jan 26, 2023

Frances Hesselbein, the long time leader of the Girl Scouts died recently at 107 years old. In one of her last interviews, she is quoted as saying...

"My personal definition of leadership has helped guide me through many challenging times throughout my career, and I believe it can help many of today’s leaders navigate the challenges they face. It is this: Leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do. The North Star for leaders today is establishing an ethical set of values and...
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Chasing Shiny Things

pj's thoughts Mar 29, 2022

Thursday afternoons are Jonas Family "Fam Jam".

We do a variety of activities during this time - from Bible Studies to games to holiday events to dance lessons - but the important part is that we do it together as a family.

This past Thursday everyone was too tired to focus on the Bible Study we are currently doing. So we were just sitting around talking when Indigo started teasing Landon by casting a shiny spot on the wall with her phone.

Soon everyone was participating and for almost 30...

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How much weight are you carrying?

pj's thoughts Mar 28, 2022

The other day I was taking my two grandsons upstairs. I was carrying Michael because he didn't want to go upstairs. Michael's almost two and weighs probably around 25 pounds or so. Halfway up the stairs, Landon asked to be carried also. Normally I would tell him that at 3 years old and over 30 pounds that he can walk up the stairs himself, but I was in an accommodating mood and so I hefted him up and continued up the stairs.

Needless to say, I was winded when I got to the top.
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Landon Loves To Draw!

Uncategorized Aug 23, 2021
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Landon's favorite animal!

Uncategorized Aug 15, 2021
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What's Jade Doing?

Uncategorized Aug 14, 2021
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Cute Baby Goats Jumping!

Uncategorized Aug 13, 2021
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What It's Like To Be A Goat - "Tween" Edition

Uncategorized Aug 12, 2021
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Fire In Our Woods!

Uncategorized Aug 11, 2021
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What could your life look like?

What could you accomplish if you made everything in your life run on a system? How much could you accomplish if you had an extra hour a day?