Start Again (and again, and again). {Five Minute Friday}

I'm talking myself into it again. Every day I feel like I find new layers of doubt dusting off contentment of apparent productivity to scream their discouraging thoughts across my interior existence. "What are you even doing?" "Why try?" "Who are you to say anything at all and shouldn't you just put the kids in … Continue reading Start Again (and again, and again). {Five Minute Friday}

Helter-Skelter Goal Maker {Five Minute Friday}

I'm a helter-skelter goal-maker. If you are trying something interesting and a goal worth making you can bet I will want to jump right in with you. I make goals about everything. Especially the small action things that add up to more: books that become libraries, miles that become marathons, hikes that become a lifestyle. … Continue reading Helter-Skelter Goal Maker {Five Minute Friday}

“I don’t sew” vs a pile of possibilty.

I don't sew. But in the last two days I've recovered four throw pillows, freehanded three tote bags for the kids' library books, and mended a quilt. All this because my older sister asked to store and possibly use her extra sewing machine as a favor to her closet space. And also could she offload … Continue reading “I don’t sew” vs a pile of possibilty.

On not choosing everything

I tend to want to read all the things (with good success), write all the things (with nominal success), and participate in as much as sounds fun (with moderate success). And then rate the success of each endeavor. Apparently.  When the 100 day project came around I said yes. When I heard my friend was … Continue reading On not choosing everything

Life in Practice {Five Minute Friday}

Is there such a thing as practice when you're all grown up or is it just jumping in with four limbs flailing seeing if it works? Because it seems like in these situations where the stakes are higher than soccer practice or piano practice or the practice SAT, we get thrown in with a good … Continue reading Life in Practice {Five Minute Friday}

29 Things Worth Learning.

I've been wanting to write this list since before my birthday. It's not complete; it's not perfect; it's not in any particular order. But here are 29 things I'm learning, have learned, or just come to know over the last decade or less of my life. I have a hard time making room for reflection … Continue reading 29 Things Worth Learning.

A prayer to put the day to rest.

All is quiet. Mostly. All is calm. On the outside. But what is true all through and through, even if my mind won't leave well enough alone, is that God is good everyday. He is good today when the kids fought less than usual, but bedtime pushed all my buttons. He is good on the … Continue reading A prayer to put the day to rest.

Running on Empty {Whole Together Family}

Altogether too often, the things about parenting that I repost on Facebook or Instagram are aspirational. This is the way I want to parent. This is the way I want to be there for my kids. This is the basis I want them to have. But. Sometimes these things leave me with no plan, just … Continue reading Running on Empty {Whole Together Family}