susan walley schlesman

author, teacher, soul-seeker, litérateur

where hope grows through literature, faith, and family

7 things to do when your child moves away

7 things to do when your child moves away It's that time of year. Kid moving-away time. I have three sons, and they’re all moving within a 10-day period. One is headed to college, one to physical therapy school, one home to land for a bit while he starts a new job....

National Book Lover’s Day & some book recommendations

National Book Lover's Day & some book recommendations I’m a book lover. Big shock. My mom, my brother, and I all have this disease. We buy books all the time, and we read all the time. We love the library, but mostly because we love being surrounded by books. I,...

Relief when you’re melting in life’s heat (a guest post)

Relief when you're melting in life's heat (a guest post) Okay, it's just too hot. I'm officially tired of the summer. I need some reprieve, and frankly, staying in my house isn't working that well. I'm still sweating. Maybe you are, too, in more ways than the obvious....

How to embrace change you don’t really want

How to embrace change you don't really want I’m at my last college orientation for my last child. I’m struck by several things. It’s not as exciting or traumatic as the first time I did this.It's still feels mostly terrible.We had to make ourselves buy school...

How a pony swim makes life better

How a pony swim makes life better Sometimes you just have to squeal and giggle. And it doesn’t matter how old you are. https://www.instagram.com/p/B0YMzqWAjcm/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet I’m not an animal person, but I did ask for a horse for several years...

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