Peaceful Punctuality

  This is us. We're about to be 10 minutes late to our homeschool coop. Actually, 11 minutes late now that I stopped to take a selfie. And we're celebrating it. Why? Because we got through the morning with love and kindness in tact. Backstory: I heart punctuality.  Like, really love it.  Everything within me craves... Continue Reading →


This word pretty much sums up my parenting strategy lately.  And yesterday, when both I and six-year-old Sam awoke grumpy, there was a whole 'lotta coddiwompling.  My irritability increased throughout the day.  So did Sam's.  School was choppy.  As I read The Burgess Bird Book For Children, I couldn't help but notice his glazed-over eyes... Continue Reading →

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

As I catch my breath from 2016 and glance at 2017, I have hopes.  Hopes of trying new things, growing in new ways, adventuring through whatever presents itself. A wise woman recently shared this quote from The Harvard Business Review, and it's just too good not to pass on. If success is a catalyst for... Continue Reading →

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