I Don't Know

What a grand situation, to know that it’s okay to not know. As any parent of a 3 year old knows, it is such a burden to be the smartest person in the room! Or to be the one that all heads turn to in the boardroom, when an important decision needs to be made. ...more

Revisiting a Mountain

When I say I enjoy going on outdoor adventures with my guys, I'm not lying. Seriously, I'd love to go on adventures more than I love being at home! That's some serious love, because I've always been a 'homebody' and I rather enjoy quiet, solitude, and comfort. Well, come to think of it, I don't get much of the quiet and solitude with 2 busy little boys roaming around. But, that doesn't mean given a choice, I don't want to be at home....more

Learning Desing & The Programs I Use

Since the blog has a new look and I've become more intentional with the direction and focus of the blog, I thought I'd share a bit about how I create and edit images. There are a number of programs available and it's only more recently I use more than one. Now I know how to use a few different programs, which are all helpful....more

Passion Not Required to START!

Currently, as I sit here to type this, the sunshine outside beckons me, feel-good romantic comedies beckon me, an endless stream of cat videos, world news, celeb gossip, and ph...more

This is Your Brain On Zzzzzzz: Unlocking Student Potential Through Better Sleep

 Two years ago, I taught a class entitled “The Theory of Knowledge” to high school juniors and seniors. The curriculum was rich, full to brimming with philosophical discussions, mind-stretching exercises, and debates. It also took place at 6:45 in the morning....more
sleepmom YES! I absolutely agree with you. School start-time is such a huge issue. In our ...more

Life Skills with Toddlers: Car & Small Engine Repair

Thankfully, Hun knows a bit about cars and doesn't mind working on them. This has proven useful in more than one instance since we've been together.In fact, with his knowledge/know-how, determination, and research we've only had to have any of our vehicles taken to a service shop 2 or 3 times for any kind of repair in our 3 years together! (Talk about saving money!)...more

Making Friends is Hard Work

Imagine a child sitting alone on the edge of the playground, looking on as other children run around, giggling and playing football. No one invites them to join in the game, but they’re also too unsure or even anxious to get up and try to join in. Does this sound all too familiar? ...more

Life Skills with Toddlers: Washing Dishes

Baby Boy really and truly loves to help out around the house. It's such a blessing to me in so many ways. I love that he's learning all of these necessary and important life skills at such an early age, but I'm also grateful for the little bit of help it is to keeping the house more clean, tidy, and orderly.To see his face light up and how he runs through the house just to help with a task. Or to listen to him saying, "wait Momma" or "I want to help" or "Let me do it", brings a certain smile to my heart, even if I'm in a rush and maybe would prefer he not 'help' so much....more

Life Skills with Toddlers: Laundry

Continuing on in this series, I've decided to talk about one of those tasks not many enjoy, but is necessary - laundry. Personally, I'm hit or miss on the laundry routine, as in sometimes I don't mind and other times I wish it didn't need done. Nonetheless, doing laundry is still an important life skill that Baby Boy is learning....more

Learning is a Lifelong Adventure

Welcome to the August 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Life LearnersThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have talked about how they continue learning throughout life and inspire their children to do the same.***...more