Tag: #susanmarieschulhof

Want to join me in a gratitude challenge?

Want to join me in a gratitude challenge?
This weekend as I was working on my latest book about a magical house called The Little Stone House on the Corner, I decided that the main characters are going to do a six-week gratitude challenge. I don’t want to give any other details from the book away, but I decided to also join in too.... Read more »

"Write what you want to read"

"Write what you want to read"
I recently heard the author David Brooks repeat the common writer’s phrase, “Write the book you want to read.” Because I had never heard that before, I can’t stop thinking about it. I believe that it will influence my future books and blog posts, and it made me reflect on the three books I have... Read more »

I can be a difference maker and so can you too!

I can be a difference maker and so can you too!
Sometimes I feel like what I do doesn’t matter. I try to be a supportive mom, a caring daughter and a positive person to others, but most days I feel like it is not enough. Maybe everyone has this deep desire to make a difference and to be a person of action and change, but... Read more »
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Is today a self-ish or self-less day?

Is today a self-ish or self-less day?
Today is Mother’s day; I am a mother, and I have a mother still here with me. I know that I am lucky for both of those facts since many people I know have experienced the death of their mother and quite a few people I know are struggling or have struggled with infertility. The... Read more »

Crazy little thing called love

Crazy little thing called love
My mother’s dog Molly was diagnosed with a heart murmur recently. We thought since she is only 9 years old, we would have a little time for things to get worse. On Sunday that changed when her little heart was beating so fast, and she couldn’t stop coughing. After a late night trip to an... Read more »

Know what matters

Know what matters
There has been so much going on lately with work and family events that most days my head is spinning. I often look ahead and wish that time would go by quickly so that my life can be calm again, but I know that I regret doing that when my daughters were young. I remember... Read more »
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What kind of leader are you?

What kind of leader are you?
I am always trying to improve my leadership and overall people skills so I constantly search out articles, books and podcasts to learn about leadership styles and skills. I really connected with this article called 7 Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Leadership Skills Overnight. It would be easy to read these truths and see what others... Read more »

Quiet Your Mind and Listen

Quiet Your Mind and Listen
A couple of years ago after getting in a car accident, I wrote about one of the big questions in life asking “Does Everything Happen For A Reason?” Once again I am thinking about that question in order to understand some of the disappointments that I have encountered lately. Is life random or is there... Read more »

Do you spend one on one time with your kids?

Do you spend one on one time with your kids?
When I was a single parent to three young daughters, I craved time alone with each of them. I loved doing things all together and I still do, but it can be challenging. There is and was definitely more group surface conversations and then there were even disagreements about what to do or where to... Read more »
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Candy every day or to be healthy?

Candy every day or to be healthy?
In October, a friend told me about a healthy cleanse that he and his husband were starting, and since I have been steadily gaining weight over the years, I decided to look into it. My weight gain is really only about 1 pound a year, but at 54 years old that is at least 20... Read more »