“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
I have a photograph of the ocean at sunrise on my son’s birthday. On the mat around the picture is this Bible passage. It was everything I hoped for him in his life.
Continue reading Matthew Six Thirty Four
So, I have learned some things about myself. I think I shared with you that I need to be on “execute” mode in autumn or nothing gets done. That means I have to plan, organize and supply myself before then. And dude… I’m notsomuch going to let that stuff interfere with being at the pool, so…
Continue reading Week in review… winter coming to a close
My daughter turned 8 last autumn and in my mind, she is still 18 months old. It’s starting to become a problem.
Continue reading She’s not the baby anymore…
I am one of those people that really enjoys a good introspective workbook. Like a “transformative change” junkie. One of the things I find is doing these things over time–over and over again–starts to help train your brain to look at yourself a bit more objectively. That was really helpful this week… Continue reading When all of that resolution crap creates a breakthrough
So, these were the words that sparked a longer spewing from Mama today…
BigGuy has, in the last year or so, lamented that nobody in the house pitied him. I definitely took pause at this when he started saying it and he was right: we didn’t comfort him in his upset as quickly as we were willing to comfort Girly. When I realized this, I was briefly overwhelmed with shame over it. I sat and analyzed why that was–why did we treat him differently??
Continue reading “You will never get pity in this house…”
Well, we managed to successfully migrate off of the “Elf as Santa’s spy” thing a few years ago but then we were at a bit of a loss for what the Elf, Simon’s, purpose was. In the last few years, we’ve come up with some good ideas and I like this year’s the best…
Continue reading How we’re handling “the elf” this year… (days 1 & 2)
I was really thrilled to get into a preview of Moana. My daughter knew about it before I did and she was pumped. “Movie about a strong brown girl” and that was enough for my Girly. Here is the long and short of it…
Continue reading My family’s take on Moana
This will be the first time I can honestly utter the words “I’m looking forward to winter…”
Continue reading It’s been an exhausting autumn…
This sounds like such a good word. A magnanimous word. A word people strive for.
It’s a word people feel you should be happy to achieve.
But it hurts. Continue reading Tolerance
“Honoring your children” is a phrase you will hear a LOT in the homeschool community–but especially the unschooling community. I’ve come to see how this phrase is very subjective–with an incredibly broad spectrum of meanings.
Let me tell you what it does (and does not) mean for my family… Continue reading How do you honor your children?