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}

No. 1: It must look boring.

Something about having three young kids makes you a little more guarded about any scrap of potential quietish time you could possibly have. Lately we've been playing in the front yard a lot because the kids are loving the front yard things: bikes, scooters, and swings. And our backyard is pretty small so it makes … Continue reading No. 1: It must look boring.

Long Days of Small Things by Catherine McNiel {Book Review}

"God formed our bodies on purpose and called them good. In the seasons of life he gives us, we encounter and know a unique part of God and his creation that cannot be know without our voice, without our teaching. We represent a part of God's image that the world cannot see except by looking … Continue reading Long Days of Small Things by Catherine McNiel {Book Review}

The Story Doesn’t Stop. {A Family Shaped by Grace by Gary Morland – Review} Life is hard. For all of us. (Of course it could be harder or other people might have it harder... but let's just agree that life is subjectively hard, complicated, and different for everyone). So anyway, you're there and it's hard and sometimes it's just one more thing on top of one more thing … Continue reading The Story Doesn’t Stop. {A Family Shaped by Grace by Gary Morland – Review}