As we witness the effects of a global pandemic and the unravelling of racism, we are awakening to a new way of being.
12 practical ways you can reconnect with your child.
When our child has a tantrum or meltdown it can trigger us parents. In this post I explore the ways to keep our own emotions in check so that we can be fully present when our child needs us the most.
It seems like life should be good all the time. That there should be no sad days, or days where I just don’t feel motivated to do much of anything. But they exist – we just don’t talk about them. The days we feel we are in our darkest places are the days where our […]
Do you find that you don’t have enough time to get everything accomplished? Our family was feeling stretched, so we decided to start a new family rhythm!
Each Winter, we commit to taking on less than the year before come Spring. We reflect on how it would be nice to take things a bit easier with large scale projects so that we can slow down the pace, focus on getting our gardens established and begin to tackle the mountain of maintenance jobs […]
Patterns for consumerism are so easy to slide into. This way of being and relating to the world has become so innate that it feels normal. Our family is dedicated to reducing the number of purchases we make, but still, we end up slipping into the mind trap of ‘consumption means progress.’ We are just […]
“Great Things are done by a series of small things being brought together” -Vincent VanGogh As we inch our way into 2018 we have found ourselves commiserating about all of the things that we did not accomplish in 2017. The gardens weren’t well tended and yields were low, we didn’t have any goslings in the […]
A whole lot has happened in our lives over the past year, and in the last 6 months in particular. It is impossible to imagine the day you get a phone call from your vacationing father telling you that your mother has been hit by a car while cycling. Nothing can prepare you. The journey has […]
There has been a long period since moving to the farm where I have missed the old house. It is not so much a laundry listing of things I miss about it (although this has happened on numerous occasions), but it presented more as a guttural emotional response at the loss of my previous life. […]