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}

When all you want is a little peace {change one small routine}

After listening to the undercurrents in your family you might find there some overall problems with attitudes, fighting, helping out, or tiredness, but chances are you can also identify certain times of day or transitions that cause mayhem in your day to day. For me, as an introvert and Highly Sensitive Person those times usually … Continue reading When all you want is a little peace {change one small routine}

Small decisions in favor of not fighting {Whole Together Family}

The kids finally started playing nicely after a morning of irreverent shouting at each other, not to mention the last week or so of tired snarling while recovering from our trip. I mean, they are sweethearts, too, as are all kids, but we all have our days. And this last week has been a series … Continue reading Small decisions in favor of not fighting {Whole Together Family}

Four Basics of any Day-Saving Plan with Littles {Whole Together Family}

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwu89FCh8-w/ Today we had easter candy and then took a hike. It was a normal thing to do, but also a strategic move on my part. I'm getting crafty and a little more aware with each year of mothering littles. This is what happened. Last night I had a few hours of writing time at … Continue reading Four Basics of any Day-Saving Plan with Littles {Whole Together Family}

Running on Empty {Whole Together Family}

Altogether too often, the things about parenting that I repost on Facebook or Instagram are aspirational. This is the way I want to parent. This is the way I want to be there for my kids. This is the basis I want them to have. But. Sometimes these things leave me with no plan, just … Continue reading Running on Empty {Whole Together Family}

Yummier than Sour Cream

My girls always get up first in the morning. When they start fighting too much to ignore, then I get up. Today I came out of my bedroom and my three year old grins up at me and says, "Happy Birthday, Mommy!" My five year old grinned and said the same. My heart melted a … Continue reading Yummier than Sour Cream

A little independence {Whole Together Family 22/31}

The kids were adamant they wanted to go the steep way. The trail the just goes straight up one of our most frequented hills has always been their favorite. I tend to beg off because I end up carrying someone, the one with the shortest legs who shall not be named, at least part of … Continue reading A little independence {Whole Together Family 22/31}

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}