To my second son, my first red-head, and the one who introduced me to home birth and baseball.To my son who embodies boyhood and bravery and inspires me to love both. To my son who is 100% tough and 100% tender all at the some time, leaving me feeling safe and vulnerable all at the... Continue Reading →
Throwing a Tantrum & Being Parented: How My Kids Helped Me Grow Up A Little Today.
My behavior was an indication of me today, not me always. In others words, I didn't sum up my entire parenting gig in light of today's events, negating all the positive over that past 9 years, nor did I assume that this will always be me from here on out, from tomorrow to eternity. No, I've been at this long enough to know that there is always hope of change and healing and growth, and that believing that (faith) is a great first step.
Responsibility & Privilege: How I’m Trying (Hoping) to Raise Well-Rounded Humans Instead of Brats or Minions
Pretty sure today could not have gone any better. And it's Monday, guys. Monday! Despite the 2-yr-old being unable to get to preschool today compliments croup, I was able to find a sitter to play with him in his bedroom while the big 4 and I did school downstairs. I had real clothes on by... Continue Reading →
Once a week, like thousands and thousands of families across the globe who home educate through Classical Conversations, I pack up my kids with all their snacks and lunches and books and bags and school presentations and supplies and head to our campus for Community Day. If you're not familiar with Classical Conversations, a weekly... Continue Reading →
Huddle Up: What We’re Using For The 2018-19 Homechool Year
Well, it's that time of year again. The neighborhood pool is all but deserted, the school bus has begun its route again (using my driveway as a turning point 2 times each morning and afternoon) and there's no more kids riding bikes through the streets. Just like that, our neighborhood packed with 80+ kids feels... Continue Reading →
Desires & Donuts: How My Son Reminded Me To Express My Wants Without Judgement
You may have read about our kids' financial strategies. If not, you might like to check it out as it's a great template (my husband is a wealth manager) for guiding kids. I can honestly say that I am learning right alongside my kids, and this week was no different. As I gathered the children... Continue Reading →