You are allowed to stop being angry {Notes from the Kind Side}

I wish I could make it so everyone agreed. Don't we all? I know it's not my job to convince everyone of my point of view or to reconcile all the points of view in some magical way. And very often it's hard for me to allow goodness on the other side of things. It's … Continue reading You are allowed to stop being angry {Notes from the Kind Side}

The Not-knowing {Notes from the Kind Side}

"Why is Coronavirus ruining my life?" My eight year old put it very succinctly. I could have told him about why we're staying home, or how stuff just happens sometimes, or that how we can learn to be here together a little better. But I didn't. For better or for worse, I let his question … Continue reading The Not-knowing {Notes from the Kind Side}

Rest, zone out, or create at will {Notes from the Kind Side}

I keep seeing urges to make the most of our time at home. Learn something new! Make something! The call is to do something with our time. I feel the urge, but also this is just hard. Even for our family. We homeschool. I am a stay-at-home mom (who also writes) and my husband works … Continue reading Rest, zone out, or create at will {Notes from the Kind Side}