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}

New Enough {The Kind Side}

Don't let the fact that it's not New Year's (or the 1st of the month or monday or your birthday, for that matter!) stop you from starting. You can begin to change your life any day you like. Any day can be your new enough day for a new enough year. Jump in with your … Continue reading New Enough {The Kind Side}

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}

Maybe I’ll be a Guinea-gator. {Goals, Parenting Style, and Atmospheric Pressure}

I've been busy the last couple days. Some of it is chosen busyness like reading way too much, and finishing crocheting a cardigan. Some was necessity: cleaning the kids rooms (their carpet is going to last longer because we don't get to walk on it right???), cleaning the bathrooms, putting away a mountain of clean … Continue reading Maybe I’ll be a Guinea-gator. {Goals, Parenting Style, and Atmospheric Pressure}

Five Ways to get Unstuck on a Blah Day {The Kind Side}

Last Monday I got bogged down. And Tuesday I had a bogged down hangover. That's a thing right? Today is Wednesday and I was still feeling a little glum because of it, but I had writing on the schedule. So here I am. Writing words. Even if you have nice specific goals, sometimes especially if … Continue reading Five Ways to get Unstuck on a Blah Day {The Kind Side}

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.

You are possible too {the kind side}

When you feel as if you can't measure up: Someone else's success in an area where you feel lacking is not a critique of your life. It might feel justified, but they are living their life, not yours.  Different people have different goals, different strengths and weaknesses, and different rates at which they can achieve … Continue reading You are possible too {the kind side}

A Booklist for Habitual Improvers (Addendum to an MMD booklist)

This is an unsolicited addendum to a fantastic list, 15 Inspiring and practical books to help you achieve your New Year's resolutions, on Modern Mrs Darcy. I was so excited to read through this list and add some more books to my booklist, but to my surprise I had already read (or tried and decided it … Continue reading A Booklist for Habitual Improvers (Addendum to an MMD booklist)