The 10 stages of my children “cleaning” their room


I'll be honest here. One of my weaknesses as a parent is doing things for my kids that they should do themselves. Not all the time, but I can be an impatient perfectionist and just do things for them because we are a busy on-the-go family that doesn't have a lot of extra time.  Love and Logic has been our favorite parenting book and I've tried to let them make their own decisions and experience … [Read more...]

the simple delight of a lost tooth

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One of my goals in life is to never loose sight of the small, everyday, ordinary things. I want to celebrate the common and to pass along to my children a love and appreciation for the simple.     … [Read more...]

it goes where it please, like the breath in me *


it's the first cool Sunday I can remember and the sounds of my boys playing outside are therapeutic. The hum of a weed eater is nearby and there is an almost lazy silence in between,  punctuated occasionally with the squawk of a bird which sounds somehow out of place.  I love the sound of the wind in the trees and feel my soul stirring, like a flower turning to light. _____ "But I can't … [Read more...]

My “Child of the Week”


My 4-year-old started preschool a few weeks ago and this week he is the "child of the week". The point is to let all the kids get to express themselves and get to know each other in a different way. He had to pick his favorite book to share with the class and selected the BIBLE. :D  Ben and I just looked at each other and wondered if the teacher was going to be "Riiiiiiight, parents. he picked … [Read more...]