For so long, I thought “I’m not going to bribe my kids.” I am learning not to set these walls up, because each time I do I have to go back on my words. I back myself into a corner for no reason! Why am I my own worst judge and critic? I judge myself… Read More My Key to Parenting? Not Judging!
Every Monday through Friday I now wait 30 – 45 minutes to snag my son from school. Instead of whining about it or listing all the things I could better do with this time, I’m looking on the bright side. Hello, this is a gift from my attentive Father! This is 30 – 45 minutes… Read More Waiting..
All the myths, masks and defenses I have constructed during the first half of my life are being knocked down. My personal roles have been feeling empty and in some cases are being completely taken away. Case in point, I can no longer call myself a homeschool mom. Earlier in my life, even a year… Read More Losing Titles, Gaining Myself
My middle child had a spiral fracture when she was two. My oldest broke his arm right above the elbow a year ago. And that same little boy broke his clavicle this week! I mean, come on. I am starting to know the ER nurses by name.. I love you, nurses, and the wonderful job… Read More Another Broken Bone
Rain days are special around my house. Rain means that daddy may get off work and we’ll get to have some special time with him! When J was younger, as soon as it started to rain we would run to the front porch and do a rain dance for daddy to come home! We… Read More Rain Days
I’ve introduced you to part of my outdoor life: my chickens and dogs… But one of the biggest roles I play right now is MOM. And to me, that naturally includes being their guide through learning. I have three wonderful children : 6, 4 and 1. They are so very different, sometimes I don’t believe… Read More My Favorite Job : Unschooling Momma
Over the past few years I’ve tried a few different grocery pick-up systems.You go online, order your groceries and then show up to the store and either go inside and pick up your stuff or just wait in your car and they bring it to you. And that sounds like a dream, right? When I’ve… Read More Can you make grocery shopping lovely?