Tag Archive: relationships

Why I have never thought of selling my daughters

I am so lucky because I am the mother of three beautiful and healthy girls. They are not little girls anymore, but young ladies. This fills me with both pride and a sting of sadness too. The years have passed so quickly and the dress-up parties, the barbies, and the... Read More

December 12, 2013 3 Comments

Raising the president and feeding a princess

Last night we did something weird. It took a lot of effort, and the teens in the house thought their parents had lost their marbles. We decided to make a full-on dinner without using any electricity. Kristin and I have this little project going for December. We try to do... Read More

December 3, 2013 Leave your thoughts

Without a challenge life sucks

I read this awesome quote yesterday. I have been thinking of it ever since. It was written by Richard Kool, an ethnographer. He was describing some Indian tribes of British Colombia, Canada. “The Shushwap region was and is considered by the Indian people to be a rich place: rich in... Read More

October 1, 2013 3 Comments

The tragedy of the the gold iPhone 5

Three things happened yesterday. My oldest daughter, Elise, told me about her upcoming trip to Berlin with her class. In preparation for the trip they are studying the Holocaust. “I really don’t like to read about it, watch the movies they make us watch, and I am dreading going to... Read More

September 27, 2013 3 Comments

Do what you love!

Watch this today! I did and now I am not about to waste my life! Life is about the people I meet. If I don’t like something, then change it! Life is simple. And it goes on and on. Watch and let me know what you think. Did you love... Read More

August 22, 2013 Leave your thoughts

I am what I choose

Here is another reblog from me. I wrote this one in 2011. I have said this before, but since it is so true, I will repeat it: The freedom of choice is often a burden. Because when we get to choose, we also run the risk of choosing wrong. And... Read More

July 22, 2013 Leave your thoughts

When losing is good

My daughter Kristin’s voice was thick and full of tears and snot. She called me all the way from Sweden where she is playing a week-long soccer tournament with teams from all over Scandinavia. “We lost,” was all she could say before the tears took over again, and she was... Read More

July 2, 2013 Leave your thoughts

How to get happiness

Surely, you have, like me, thought about how nice t would be to win the lottery. How about hitting jackpot and getting a few millions to spend. Just one million would actually be good enough for me. How many of us haven’t fantasized of what we could do with the... Read More

June 4, 2013 1 Comment

Gardening for world peace

It is springtime in Norway. Finally! On the fields all around the tractors are driving so fast across the brown dirt that I am sure the seeds understand they need to hurry up and grow. The summer is short. There is no time to waste. Every day I notice a... Read More

May 23, 2013 Leave your thoughts

Treating my soul like fabric with lycra

It is 10.40 pm and the house is quiet. Some days I cherish silence more than other days. Today is one of those days. You know the feeling of being on the go since 6 am, and this is the first time since you woke up that you sit down... Read More

April 16, 2013 4 Comments

Happy Woman’s Day

Today is the international women’s day. A big day for some, but for most of the world’s women, it is just a day like all others. I have been preparing my speech for tonight. I am looking forward to meeting so many strong and engaging women. I will post the... Read More

March 8, 2013 2 Comments

Refreshin’ in London

An empty coffee cup in a full coffee shop. Sunday morning in London, and Steve and I are trying to live the urban life. We have squeezed into the coffee shop where all the Londoners are having their breakfast, sheltered from the cold and humid day outside. I find it... Read More

February 26, 2013 2 Comments