Waiting vs Growing {Notes from the Kind Side}

I don't know about you, but I've been struggling to get things done. I've felt the responsibility to write, but I've had none of the words. I've felt the necessity of exercise, but little of the energy to do so. I've been dragging myself from one news source to another and filling the cracks with … Continue reading Waiting vs Growing {Notes from the Kind Side}

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}

the string-cheese life {inspirational scheduling with kids}

I’m a little like Anne Shirley. I love the idea of a new day with “no mistakes in it yet.” I love mornings, mondays and new years. Any chance for a new start, new goals, or a new schedule feels like a refreshed take on life with more hope and possibility.  But the idea of 'no mistakes' … Continue reading the string-cheese life {inspirational scheduling with kids}

Listen to the Undercurrents {how to begin}

One of my favorite things is to write up a plans or schedules when I’m excited about some new goal or life change. I have been making charts, calendars, schedules and lists since I was a middle schooler (or sooner?). As a homeschooled kid I had the freedom to work through my math textbooks at … Continue reading Listen to the Undercurrents {how to begin}

You in ALL Your Weirdness {What Makes a Person Whole?}

Yesterday I found myself leaning on the counter with my head in my hands taking concentrated breaths, completely overwhelmed by just one more thing. It was rough day. Some days are just like that. It wasn’t particularly different than any other day. It was just another day of requests for food five minutes after meals, … Continue reading You in ALL Your Weirdness {What Makes a Person Whole?}

Darkness {five minute friday}

It’s a season of feelings I don’t really want to record. Sadness. Grief. Confusion. Annoyance. Regret. Anger. Overwhelm. Mixed in with all the usual good contained in our everyday life, grieving my younger sister has been such a confusing process. I’ve found that losing someone leaves a haze over my clarity, a damper on my … Continue reading Darkness {five minute friday}

Use the Yet {The Kind Side}

I love to look through facebook and instragram. It helps me to find those graphics with words about ideals and helping our kids grow up well. I usuall share them to my stories or my feed depending on where I find them. Sometimes I add commentary. Sometimes I don't. Last week I found myself beginning … Continue reading Use the Yet {The Kind Side}

What’s Your Pace? {Five Minute Friday}

"Pick up the pace." (I think you should go faster.) "Pace yourself." (I think you need to slow down so you don't run out of energy.) "Go your own pace." (I think you know how fast you should go.) In one moment or another, all of these admonishments might apply to me. I might initially … Continue reading What’s Your Pace? {Five Minute Friday}