a hopeful alternative to bad days and good days

In our house, with these three little kids, we can get a little dramatic. To say the least. My kids will groan loudly about how terrible their day is just because they have to put away a toy, do a job, or -heaven help us - find and put on their shoes. Much to my … Continue reading a hopeful alternative to bad days and good days

Process over Progress – making goals with kids in mind.

This year I want to do things with my kids a little more. It's not a new thing. In the past I've made goals like: "Do something with the kids everyday." "Play more games." "Teach them to read." "Read to them every day." But these small goals always seem to go by the wayside after … Continue reading Process over Progress – making goals with kids in mind.

A dozen joys {Whole Together Family 24/31}

There are so many things I take for granted or even resent in all my entitled audacity. Every now and then it's nice to stop to notice a few them. Here are a dozen of mine. The freedom to just walk in the hills with my kiddos. I do not notice this enough. I often … Continue reading A dozen joys {Whole Together Family 24/31}

Room to Change Your Mind {Whole Together Family 23/31}

I routinely leave Target empty-handed. I'd really like to enjoy Target, but the overwhelm of too many options just hits way too hard. Maybe one day? I know it's not really a problem. I just have FOMO and a mental image of all the cute things people have told me they found at Target. They elude … Continue reading Room to Change Your Mind {Whole Together Family 23/31}

A little independence {Whole Together Family 22/31}

The kids were adamant they wanted to go the steep way. The trail the just goes straight up one of our most frequented hills has always been their favorite. I tend to beg off because I end up carrying someone, the one with the shortest legs who shall not be named, at least part of … Continue reading A little independence {Whole Together Family 22/31}

Moment {FMF and Whole Together Family 21/31}

At this moment I am a little bit exhausted. I would prefer to just shut this up and go to sleep, but since I skipped yesterday I really do need to write a few words today. So that's what I'm doing. Choosing what to do in the moment is good for sometimes, but sometimes I … Continue reading Moment {FMF and Whole Together Family 21/31}

Hope and a palmful of faith {Whole Together Family 20/31}

Just a list of sorts. Some things I've picked up over the last few years, some things that are more recent. Maybe at some point I'll think about this a little more, but for now hopefully you find something to encourage you in your own family and all the struggles therein. Much love. -- Different … Continue reading Hope and a palmful of faith {Whole Together Family 20/31}

Finding Holy in the Suburbs by Ashley Hales {Review and 19/31}

"Affluence, safety, and comfort can dull our souls." -Ashley Hales in Finding Holy in the Suburbs, p.117 I finished this book two days ago and I already want to reread it. Finding Holy in the Suburbs by Ashley Hales is a critical, theological discussion of how where we live shapes our faith. This is not … Continue reading Finding Holy in the Suburbs by Ashley Hales {Review and 19/31}