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}

Sacred Endurance by Trillia Newbell {Book Review}

"God is an ever-present help." This means God isn't sort-of present, halfway present, distracted, or distant. He is always present. God is with us in our lostness and trouble." Trillia Newbell in Sacred Endurance (p88) Sacred Endurance: Finding Grace and Strength for a Lasting Faith by Trillia Newbell In Sacred Endurance, Trillia Newbell gives us … Continue reading Sacred Endurance by Trillia Newbell {Book Review}

When all you want is a little peace {change one small routine}

After listening to the undercurrents in your family you might find there some overall problems with attitudes, fighting, helping out, or tiredness, but chances are you can also identify certain times of day or transitions that cause mayhem in your day to day. For me, as an introvert and Highly Sensitive Person those times usually … Continue reading When all you want is a little peace {change one small routine}

Room Enough {Notes from the Kind Side}

I've gotten caught in the idea of enough right here on the kind side, but so often this little phrase of "not enough" is the sticking point in creativity for me. So here I am telling you (through words I want to hear) there is room enough for your creativity, for your big dream, for … Continue reading Room Enough {Notes from the Kind Side}

Listen to the Undercurrents {how to begin}

One of my favorite things is to write up a plans or schedules when I’m excited about some new goal or life change. I have been making charts, calendars, schedules and lists since I was a middle schooler (or sooner?). As a homeschooled kid I had the freedom to work through my math textbooks at … Continue reading Listen to the Undercurrents {how to begin}