Seasons of {Whole Together Family 16/31}

  It's been a busy two or three days, and, while I did not forget about writing yesterday, I nearly did today. But it is 9:50pm. So I have time to take a few thoughts and push them into a semblance of order. I have written about this before about seasonal wholeness, particularly in motherhood, … Continue reading Seasons of {Whole Together Family 16/31}

Yes, I … {Whole Together Family 15/31}

Sometimes with these abstract ideas that argue for a deeper story it is easy to be stuck in the idealist world. Straightforward problems with logical answers, often falling into false dichotomies that say things are either one way or the other. Never both. But that just isn't the case. The human experience is so utterly … Continue reading Yes, I … {Whole Together Family 15/31}

Reading Widely {QuickLit Oct and Whole Together Family 14/31}

I listened to sooo many audiobooks last month. I'm hooked, at least when they're free and from the library! I've been really enjoying trying to read more diverse books this year, and I feel like I am finally in a good groove. Most of these are recent releases. There are a five books based in … Continue reading Reading Widely {QuickLit Oct and Whole Together Family 14/31}

Mom life vs your life? {Whole Together Family 13/31}

Mom-guilt is an actual thing and I hate it. I am constantly wondering if I am doing enough or if I need to do more or if the kids are happy enough or not. And any other plethora of worries that may or may not make anyone happier if followed up on. Often included in … Continue reading Mom life vs your life? {Whole Together Family 13/31}

Room for our feelings {Whole Together Family 12/31}

Let me be honest, I sometimes have a hard time remembering my kids belong in this moment of my life just as much as I do. It's a combination of a selfish tendency to center my own wants/needs, and a tired attempt to avoid the discomfort of trying to understand what is going on in … Continue reading Room for our feelings {Whole Together Family 12/31}

A Balance of Needs {Whole Together Family 11/31}

Every now and then in the past year or two I have found myself online, haphazardly browsing preschool or school school website. I look at the places I've heard of that teach something admirable or in a way that I agree with. Faith based preschools, Spanish immersion preschools, Montessori schools, classes, day camps, and various … Continue reading A Balance of Needs {Whole Together Family 11/31}

What happens when you have a book-centered mama {Whole Together Family 10/31}

I handed in the library kid-pack sans the missing hammer. The librarians smiled and granted a renewal, just as benevolent as I had imagined. We now have two more weeks to find that silly plastic hammer. Aw, blessed relief. The real Win of the Day though?  While looking for a few books for Meg, I … Continue reading What happens when you have a book-centered mama {Whole Together Family 10/31}

Magic key to creativity? {Whole Together Family 9/31}

Today was a roundabout day. It started late last night as I was trying to fumble together some words to post. I did, but I didn't. I wrote, but nothing was working well. By that point I was too tired to tell if I was just being picky or if I should just call it … Continue reading Magic key to creativity? {Whole Together Family 9/31}