Let’s not panic, but it’s ok to feel afraid {The Kind Side}

The world has changed a lot in the last few weeks, our country has changed a lot last week, and most of lives will change this morning as more things are canceled and more Covid-19 guidelines are set in place. But aside from logistics, health, and numbers, I'm worried about the way we're responding as … Continue reading Let’s not panic, but it’s ok to feel afraid {The Kind Side}

27 places to start if you need a really good book {Fave Books – 2019}

In light of all that's going on in the world, I thought you might appreciate some book recommendations to see you through. I read so much last year and because of a choice to read more diverse authors on purpose, I've read soooo many more amazing books. I am excited to share some of them … Continue reading 27 places to start if you need a really good book {Fave Books – 2019}

I See You: How Love Opens Our Eyes to Invisible People by Terence Lester {Book Review}

"We've become good at fooling ourselves. We begin to live in a society where "I'm too busy for you" becomes the norm, and we are taught and teach others that people are not valuable." Terence Lester, I See You, page 59. One of the things that bothers me most about living in the biggest city … Continue reading I See You: How Love Opens Our Eyes to Invisible People by Terence Lester {Book Review}

Overachieving is not a prerequisite to anything {Notes from the Kind Side}

You don't actually have to do these things 24/7 to be taken seriously. You don't have to spend every spare second trying to prove to yourself or anyone else that you're committed to doing that thing you're trying to do. It's good to be driven. It's good to be able to motivate yourself if that's … Continue reading Overachieving is not a prerequisite to anything {Notes from the Kind Side}

The Joy of Interesting Goals and Dreams {Whole Together Family}

So why are we bothering to rethink schedules and routines? Why embrace all this hassle and struggle to go against the grain and do something different for our families? Why not just assume it works well enough and deal with the consequences? The short answer: it makes room for your goals and dreams. This is … Continue reading The Joy of Interesting Goals and Dreams {Whole Together Family}

Here, so mundane {Notes from the Kind Side}

Everyone feels a little bored with their life sometimes. I'd guess it's pretty normal to wish to live in someone else's story for a little while. The choices we aren't privy to can seem glamorous, adventurous, or just enjoyable with no hard consequences or issues. The idea is almost always that someone else's life is … Continue reading Here, so mundane {Notes from the Kind Side}

the string-cheese life {inspirational scheduling with kids}

I’m a little like Anne Shirley. I love the idea of a new day with “no mistakes in it yet.” I love mornings, mondays and new years. Any chance for a new start, new goals, or a new schedule feels like a refreshed take on life with more hope and possibility.  But the idea of 'no mistakes' … Continue reading the string-cheese life {inspirational scheduling with kids}

Habits, Hygge, and a lot of Good Fiction {January Quick-Lit}

Non-Fiction: Big Dreams, Daily Joys by Elise Blaha Cripe - 4 stars. Loved the graphics and hearing more of the author's story. I've followed her on Instagram for years so it's fun to hear more about her creative process and life. Atomic Habits by James Clear - 4 stars. Lots of good insight, but it … Continue reading Habits, Hygge, and a lot of Good Fiction {January Quick-Lit}