Glimpses of Family

This is a guest post by Loran Hill of Loran’s Heart for the Glimpses of Family Photo Series


We were visiting Vancouver Island last year and I saw these shoes. These shoes do not belong to a child of mine but they represent family to me anyway.


As a mother, I paid attention to little shoes and who was in them. I paid attention to where the little person went and made sure I knew where she was. I made sure she put her shoes back on when she was done playing. Now my little person is grown but I still buy her shoes and want to make sure she is safe and warm.



Loran Hills is curious about all things related to personal growth and spiritual development.  By opening her heart and letting her light shine, she is inspiring others to follow their own paths towards deeper inner meaning.  She is especially fond of encouraging others to journal with her prompts and nature photographs.

Find her on FacebookTwitterG+ and obviously her blog!


This is a guest post by Carrie Hensley of Free to be Me










“we are all part of something bigger . . . .”

Carrie Hensley, author or the blog Free To Be Me, writes about Honoring Our Path (Dharma). You can find her at





A guest post by Laurie Zak of Happy Me


my daughter Kaelyn, future son-in-law Jake and their soon-to-be-born son Ryatt.



the hands of my daughter Kaelyn gently cradling the head of my 3 day old grandson Ryatt



 my week old grandson Ryatt clasping hold of my finger with his hand


You’ll find more by Laurie Zak at

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A Guest Post by Becky Jaine of Monkey Shines for Glimpses of Family

My children and I spent an afternoon throwing rainbows and creating colorful explosions on canvas.

I called to Sonshine (my 2 year old) to get his attention for the picture,

and he “roared” his lion roar at me to share his delight.

My joyful art warriors!



This was the end result of a messy and hilarious family painting project we did together.  My husband, children and even our dog got in on the creative fun.  I documented the event sharing a simple “how-to” here 





Becky Jaine is a wife, mother, writer and creative arts enthusiast (in ever-changing priority). She passionately writes about what her family does to disconnect from technology, to be more fully present together. She calls these activities “togetherness projects“, encouraging families to occasionally disconnect to reconnect. Check out her Monkey Shines at .



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