Because sometimes? Chatter.

So I've been OD-ing on Parenthood. So funny. Kinda cute. Kinda real. Not the cleanest thing in the world, but perfect for getting me through some extra long days of Israel being out of town. Work. Work. Work. We're hoping it will let up a little. Between a conference and the normal scheduled out of … Continue reading Because sometimes? Chatter.

Hands {Five Minute Friday}

Hands begin the morning. Rested. Ready. And are gradually worn down. Hands on the babies back. Hands pulling back the banana peel. Hands twisting sprinkler knobs. Hands writing. Hands on stroller handle assisting in running. Hands stirring oatmeal and coffee and flipping quesadillas. Hands consoling and rocking and patting. Hands leaving little things til later … Continue reading Hands {Five Minute Friday}

In My Daddy’s Garden

I stepped between the rows careful to place my feet in the furrows, the hot sun heating up my rubber boots. Pulling the weeds from our rows and rows of vegetables in our family garden was a summer ritual. And then in the fall, harvest came. Around June, we planted the corn in long rows. … Continue reading In My Daddy’s Garden

17: together

"Children don't need us to be fully available all the time, but they do our presence during connecting interactions. Being mindful as a parent means having intention in your actions. With intention, you purposefully choose your behavior with your child's emotional well-being in mind." Daniel Siegel - parenting from the inside out Today Ali decided … Continue reading 17: together

After baby, still in school

These first two weeks of school have been decidedly quiet, lacking in homework and uneventful on the academic front. This is surprising to me in light of the last three and half years of my education. You'd think that the last semester of school would be the most difficult in academic terms, but that is … Continue reading After baby, still in school

A sampling of my week

So today was a very busy day. Beginning at 4:45 AM when my dad and I carpooled to Boise. yeah. early. I do like getting up early, luckily. After I dropped him off at 6, I checked my email and my facebook like any good addict and then proceeded to fall asleep for 3 hours. … Continue reading A sampling of my week