Overachieving is not a prerequisite to anything {Notes from the Kind Side}

You don't actually have to do these things 24/7 to be taken seriously. You don't have to spend every spare second trying to prove to yourself or anyone else that you're committed to doing that thing you're trying to do. It's good to be driven. It's good to be able to motivate yourself if that's … Continue reading Overachieving is not a prerequisite to anything {Notes from the Kind Side}

Take a Break {Notes from the Kind Side}

The week before last the kids and I went with my parents to the beach while Israel and the dog stayed home. I planned to keep doing my 100 day projects because that's kind of the point of the whole project, and really these things are just for fun, right? But despite the apparent casual … Continue reading Take a Break {Notes from the Kind Side}

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.