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}

Done and Free {Five Minute Friday}

I'm done. Done wondering if I'm allowed to do this or that or if I can. Instead I'll be thinking about how I will and what goes on under the surface of pursuing this or that or that or the other. Done with expectations based on cultural stereotypes and "this-is-how-you-should's. I'm done telling myself I can't … Continue reading Done and Free {Five Minute Friday}

Shake off the Shoulds! {#wholemama}

So it's summer! It's the season for swimming, hot weather, sunscreen, growing things, early morning hiking, camping, exploring, normal life, and often anything to escape the heat. We just had our first glimpse of summer weather: 90F and above. With three little kids we have to do something to get outside everyday. They for some reason … Continue reading Shake off the Shoulds! {#wholemama}

The Want in Desire {#Wholemama}

We got our first Christmas catalog in the mail the other day. I watched both my kids sit down and look at it closely, turning the pages slowly as they examined pictures of wooden trains, baby dolls, building sets, books, games, and the plethora of normal that is the American child’s dream. They’re little still … Continue reading The Want in Desire {#Wholemama}

When Free is Short Hair // Five Minute Friday

Sometimes free is short hair.  Right now, short hair is a gift and a reminder.  It is odd because I've always gone back and forth between long and short and never felt this sort of attachment or affinity to the length of my hair.  But maybe I just wasn't cutting it short enough. Last year … Continue reading When Free is Short Hair // Five Minute Friday