The Secret to Getting Your Kids to Do What You Want

I watched her seamlessly round up her four children as they splashed, swam, and dove in the pool....more
Awesome! I am the "set out the expectation" mom too. I love to see that it is noticed :)more

Transitions and Changes

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Navigating transitions when they feel like dead ends.

There’s the commonly quoted phrase by Heraclitus,“Change is the only constant in life,” and I say “Ay Ay!” to that, it has proved very true in my own life.But regardless of my knowledge that change is inevitable, my reactions to change can still be tangled up in fear and worry, especially when it is unexpected.You see, like many, change is something I know well....more

Transitioning to a Toddler Bed

My toddler, Emme, has typically been a pretty good night sleeper (naps have been another story). She sleeps 11-12 hours, goes down early and relatively easily, and sleeps through the night. We go through phases—some are harder, some are easier—but for about a year now, we’ve laid our little angel in her crib at 6:45 p.m., knowing that 9.9 times out of 10, she’ll sleep peacefully until 6:30 a.m.“Nigh nigh Mommy. Nigh nigh Daddy,” she says as we turn off the lights, exit her room, and smugly pat ourselves on the back for another easy, breezy toddler bedtime routine....more

Becoming a Stay at Home Wife

Well I have an announcement to make...I am going to try staying home for a bit.  I provided my notice last Friday and May 23rd is supposed to be my last day at work. ...more

The Art is in the Transition.

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The 5 Life Rules for Handling Change

 Chill, baby!Over the last few weeks I’ve been migrating this blog to a self-hosted website and that is where we are right now. Welcome to the new site....more

An Ordinary Family Making a Not So Ordinary Choice About School

Did I ever mention I am a homeschooler?...more
@txfamilyof7 I like to think of it more that we've chosen to try something new, which is in line ...more

So it begins...life in the country

Being Here

My world is changing yet again.  Having a temporary stay in Sedona has had its ups and downs.  I adventured out a bit, witnessed a Black Hawk attack a Great Blue Herron in mid air, protecting his territory, or so the ranger and I surmised.  And I’ve made some unexpected yet dear friends whom I’ve had to say so long to, and wonder if we really will see each other again.  I’ve learned as much as I’m going to about the Gerson Therapy, and feel that my faith and hope is in the right place.  Treating the body, not the disease feels right to me.  My body is pure, and...more