I posted several weeks ago about my process to get my family eating healthy and some tools I’ve found helpful. You can read about it all here. I’ve had several follow up conversations with people about this blog post asking more detailed questions on how I...

Four years ago, I started homeschooling my eldest daughter. When we began, it was "a holy experiment" of sorts. We weren't yet sold on the schooling options in our area and a friend of mine suggested that I give homeschooling a try. It's four years later,...

How will you teach your children to see? We spilled out onto the beach overflowing with umbrellas, buckets, chairs, and all the detritus that comes along with a family of five setting up camp in the sand. And my girl, eyes wide seeing the curve of broken...

I was sitting quietly, filling out some paperwork at my desk, when I heard her approach. My sweet, curly-blonde three year old tapped on my shoulder and said, "Mama, can I have an apple?" I looked at the clock. It was approximately 9:00 a.m. We had finished eating...

This spring, we had the privilege of grossly overstaying our welcome with one of my nearest and dearest in Austin, Texas. We descended on her family for eight days, and had a blast doing life together with three toddlers between us. We decided that those...

Am I going to follow my ways? Or am I going to follow the ways of another? 3 year old struggles Our amazing 3 year old is currently in a challenging season (for him and us). He wants his way. A lot. Whether it relates to what he wants...

Sometimes I feel like as soon as one child stops acting out… another one starts. There are few moments in a family of 4 kids where I feel like everyone is good and I can breathe. I’ve realized over time that this is just the ebb...

Romans 12:18 gives us this admonition: "Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone." Everyone does mean everyone, but if we are honest, usually the people that bring out the most anger and impatience in us are those who live within our...

     Hands-off or hands on?  Helicoptering is out in favor of free-range parenting. 2016 loves strong, independent minds: Montessori style, anyone? Honestly, I tire of the constant chatter on how to parent best. At forty-three and looking back, I saw huge impact in the way...

[caption id="attachment_16365" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Two of my best girls, circa 2012.[/caption] This motherhood gig is a journey ...