Appropriation vs. Celebration

On cultural appropriation vs. celebration, I would like to say that we have said a lot recently on the subject of appropriation but not...

School Started, a Reflection

I now have two middle schoolers. Before school even began, my daughter excitedly discussed all the things she wanted to do to her locker....

Homesick

There’s a wobble in his voice, “I don’t know, I just wanted to do more stuff.” My son and daughter are currently camping in California...

So What?

I’m in a “So What?” stage of life right now. Do you know this one? It’s that niggling feeling in the back of your mind that tells you to...

An Introvert and Summer Break

This morning I woke up at 6:45 to the sound of my alarm. The kids and I had to go get our passports renewed for an end of summer trip...

An Introvert and Raising Children

I loved being pregnant.  The heaviness in my belly.  The thought of this tiny growing thing that I could nurture just by being me.  All...

Creativity Can Save the World

In our house we have ipads, iphones, laptops, the gamut of devices for music and game playing and move watching.  sometimes this causes...

Let’s Read. It Might Be Fun

My daughter is reading.  The “Bob” books are her favorite.  I offer her Dick and Jane, Dr. Seuss, she shakes her head and reads about...

It Is About Winning and Losing

We did not give a medal to everyone for participation.  That was scary.  We did say that everyone’s work was great and unique but there...

Scrub, sniff, scrub, sniff….

My goal is to instill a sense of respect for property.  I also want them to get that it’s about self-esteem.  Because when you know who...

Babbling Brooks and Wild Eyes

My parents just drove away.  My son and daughter debated for half an hour on the length of their stay, was it twelve or thirteen days...

Picky Eating Runs In The Family

In my family we don’t call it being picky, we call it enjoying our options.  As a child I would watch as my mother would order her...

Oops, I mentioned Religion and Politics

Every day I wake up and I try teach my children to live their lives centered in Christ.  I want them to make decisions based on what we...

The Anti Valentine or Love Anytime

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day.  You probably thought I should have written a love poem or an Ode to my husband on that day dedicated to...

On Miracles and Peace

This is what children have that we lose as adults, total Faith.  See, while reading a bedtime story to my son, while telling him about a...