Magic, Quarters, and Good Enough {What I’ve learned – Winter 2018}

1. Library favoritism is perfectly acceptable. The old library is the best library. We've tried two new to us library locations this month and they've been charming for different reasons, but I still have a favorite. The kids may not agree, but I drive the car. 2. Trying to combine habits is hard. At separate … Continue reading Magic, Quarters, and Good Enough {What I’ve learned – Winter 2018}

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.

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}

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}

Adjusting Focus {Whole Together Family 2/31}

A few years ago, I cohosted a weekly series and linkup called Wholemama. We wrote once a week on a one word prompt and we wrote about how even as we have all these separate roles, each one informs and builds the other. We wrote about how our creative, spiritual, and mothering roles all interwound … Continue reading Adjusting Focus {Whole Together Family 2/31}

Whole Together Family {31 Days 2018}

"Oh, I could never do that." That's a classic response when people hear we're homeschooling/unschooling. If that's you, trust me, if you wanted to do it, you could. It'd be fine. You would find what is right for you and your family. (Maybe you actually can't and that's completely fine. God has that figured out … Continue reading Whole Together Family {31 Days 2018}