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}

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}

Into – Sept {Whole Together Family 8/31}

I like to keep a monthly, partially because there used to be a linkup, but now I've realized I really enjoy having these markers of what we've been up to. Even if they are not everything we've done it is still fun and helpful for choosing future plans. It helps me to take note of … Continue reading Into – Sept {Whole Together Family 8/31}

This unseasonable winter {saving my life right now}

So, apparently, it is already the middle of winter. Which is hard to believe for me right now since it is a Springish 45 degrees outside and raining daintily. Some of the trees are already starting to think about getting leaves. I sure hope they don't regret that. My quince bush is already getting leaves … Continue reading This unseasonable winter {saving my life right now}

Whole-list-ical (6.19.17)

  Here are a few helpful, funny ,or inspiring things to boost your Monday or just entertain your brain while you wash the dishes. Because really, is anyone ever really caught up on the dishes? It feels like a myth to me. But anyways. Here's some fun/smart to stave off the Monday blues. ---- Good … Continue reading Whole-list-ical (6.19.17)

The Real Role of Feelings (Day 3)

With three kids and life besides, the emotional input in this house are constantly at high levels. As much as I would like to tune it out or make them all be happy and volume-controlled, I can't. It doesn't work. The only person I can control is myself. And even that goes awry at times (I'm … Continue reading The Real Role of Feelings (Day 3)

Spontaneous and the Enneagram {#wholemama and some nerdiness}

The enneagram has helped me embrace spontaneity a bit. I am a 1, often called a perfectionist. It was one of those things where I really wanted to be a 5 (because I like to know things) or maybe a 9 (Because peacemakers might fix the world), but alas, I am a 1 to the core (because I … Continue reading Spontaneous and the Enneagram {#wholemama and some nerdiness}

Meet My Mama: Mary Ostyn – {#Wholemama}

Sometimes when an idea starts to feel more confining than it used to it is good to talk to someone and just get a feel for how their life works if just for the sake of curiosity and sharing insight or encouragement. This is where #wholemama is taking me. I want to hear how life actually works … Continue reading Meet My Mama: Mary Ostyn – {#Wholemama}