Waiting vs Growing {Notes from the Kind Side}

I don't know about you, but I've been struggling to get things done. I've felt the responsibility to write, but I've had none of the words. I've felt the necessity of exercise, but little of the energy to do so. I've been dragging myself from one news source to another and filling the cracks with … Continue reading Waiting vs Growing {Notes from the Kind Side}

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}

You in ALL Your Weirdness {What Makes a Person Whole?}

Yesterday I found myself leaning on the counter with my head in my hands taking concentrated breaths, completely overwhelmed by just one more thing. It was rough day. Some days are just like that. It wasn’t particularly different than any other day. It was just another day of requests for food five minutes after meals, … Continue reading You in ALL Your Weirdness {What Makes a Person Whole?}

Outlining Family Wholeness (10 things I’m learning – Whole Together Family)

I've been thinking about what this idea of Whole Together Family means to me. I'd love to someday have a manifesto that tells the vision more coherently, but that's somewhere down the line. Because right now I'm just figuring it out, thinking out loud, and piecing it together for me. But even just having this … Continue reading Outlining Family Wholeness (10 things I’m learning – Whole Together Family)

Yummier than Sour Cream

My girls always get up first in the morning. When they start fighting too much to ignore, then I get up. Today I came out of my bedroom and my three year old grins up at me and says, "Happy Birthday, Mommy!" My five year old grinned and said the same. My heart melted a … Continue reading Yummier than Sour Cream

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.