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.
I should've known what kind of day it was going to be when I woke up, wrapped myself in the fuzzy bathrobe that feels like a hug and shuffled down the stairs to make coffee and assess who was crying already and why. Why?! They were fighting over Alexa and who gets to listen to... 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 →
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 →
A family friend, doctor and authored expert in the field of nutrigenomics recently urged me to reincorporate grains and legumes back into my diet. And after 5 years of eating like a caveman, my Paleo heart nearly leapt out of its chest! But desperate to find a more balanced way of eating for my health... Continue Reading →
This week we entered yet another first as a family: Summer Camps. Never in the past have I had the emotional, physical or financial capacity to enroll the kids in camps. And though I felt tinges of "I should be giving my kids this opportunity....all the other kids are doing it..blah blah blah," I have... Continue Reading →
[Takes a big sigh and pauses for 3 full minutes before beginning the next sentence] I've been holding on to a secret weapon for far too long and I'm finally ready to share it with my blog family: Tapping...also known as Emotional Freedom Technique...also known as crazy voodoo by my former self. I was first... Continue Reading →
It’s been quite a while since I’ve written regularly, and that was not my plan. And spoiler alert: entering the not-as-planned will be a recurring theme in this post. As I entered 2018, I was feeling pretty good. Strong, actually. With emotional and physical reserves to spare. The family was chugging along in a good... Continue Reading →