Consider scrapping the entire trip. It might be easier that way. Tell yourself that you would still be a good parent if the kids had an hour of screen time instead. Look outside the window and try to determine if the one cloud in the sky might lead to a terrible thunderstorm, forcing you to… Continue reading How to (easily) get your kids to the park!
As I stirred my coffee this morning, I glanced up and caught a glimpse of myself… not a strong, clear image as you might see when you look into a mirror. I had looked up into the glass panel that is embedded in one of my cupboard doors (can I just stop right here for… Continue reading the walk.
The other day, my son and I had come to an impasse. We are vacationing right now, so there is not a lot of sleep and too much busyness and sugar. The combination, plus my son’s tendency to take all the FEELINGS he has and stick an Anger filter on them, led to a rough… Continue reading world changer.
Fear is a funny thing. On the one hand, fear can help us stay safe. I promote my kids’ fears of things like the road, the oven, going into the pool without me. As they age, these fears will change shape, becoming a little bit smaller, but still big enough to (hopefully) keep them from… Continue reading fear.
This may be news to some of you, but outside of this blog, I run a business that is built around helping people find freedom from various types of chains by making better life choices and incorporating essential oils into those changes. It’s been an incredible blessing for my family, and for the countless families… Continue reading finding freedom.
you can find part 1 HERE! and part 2 HERE! After getting through the swim, I felt a giddy bubble rising up, following the same trail as the fear bubble that came before it. I whispered, “I can do this” as I trudged up through the sand and onto the path that would take me… Continue reading the race, part 3.
You can find part 1 HERE if you missed it… otherwise, read on! You know, I didn’t know it at the time, but I was smiling going into the water. I really had no idea. In my head, I was focused on the first orange buoy, which seemed miles away. Just get to that,… Continue reading the race, part 2.