I have the weekend off and it’s miserable. Yes, you heard me right. For the past 48 hours my amazing husband has given me the gift of solitude and I’m going bonkers. Allow me to share the backstory: in short, silence and solitude are not my strong suit. Shocking, I know. But with the initials... 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.
Claims: How Our Demands On Life & Others Keep Us From Joy
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 →
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 →
Lunch Revolution: My Latest Trick to Feeding A Small Army A Big Meal On A Modest Budget
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 →