Progress not Perfection

Progress not Perfection

Making…AND KEEPING..New Year’s resolutions with ONE simple rule: Well, not so much keeping them as living with them. Why am I writing this now? Why write this when many people have already killed their new year’s resolutions by this point? That is exactly why...
Finding Yourself at Christmas

Finding Yourself at Christmas

This is not an existential search for self…this is a plea for mothers and others to chose wisely between serving others and making others happy. Making other people happy sounds lovely and very Christmas-y. We like to see other people smile. Making other people...
A Beautiful Christmas

A Beautiful Christmas

Here it is a few weeks away from Christmas and you find yourselves stressed. Your bank account has not magically doubled,  you are not suddenly energetic or healthy, your family is not instantly around you, and you did not overnight turn into a Pinterest queen with a...
Be The Change

Be The Change

Last night a piece of my favorite nativity broke. It’s so easy to break things. It’s so much harder and slower to fix them. Looking at my nativity and thinking about San Bernardino and the other more than 30 murders by guns that happen every day in the United States,...
A Day In The Life…

A Day In The Life…

We started the day with a new read aloud that’s filled with math and led to drawing turkeys and circles. There were circumferences, and diameters and pi. It was a good morning followed by chores and play and baby. In the early afternoon I announced we were going to...
The Magic Mommy Kiss

The Magic Mommy Kiss

With so many children I need to be creative in how I use my resources. I’ve decided to start recycling parenting techniques to apply to teens, and I’m thinking one particular technique would be fabulously applied to everyone. The magic mommy kiss. I LOVE the magic...
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