As we witness the effects of a global pandemic and the unravelling of racism, we are awakening to a new way of being.
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!
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 […]
Today is birthday week at our house. My daughter, now 2, was born on April 6th. Today is my eldest son’s birthday, he is now 6 and tomorrow, April 9th my second son turns 4. Needless to say, birthday week is a crazy one around here. I try to make each child’s birthday special for […]
Last night as I was coming home from a primordial movement class I was stopped by a red light. I sat there daydreaming through a song that had come on the radio, reflecting on the nourishing experience of the evening. Then I clued into how long I had been waiting there for the light to […]
When I read about respectful parenting or mindful parenting I was always confused about setting limits. There are very few examples in the literature, which makes it hard to figure it out. Once we did away with punishments, I found myself at a loss for what to do. When I was no longer relying on […]
Now that we have decided to sell our home, we are working hard to clean the place up. We have so many things! Being a homeschooling family with a permaculture (make no waste) outlook means that we have a hard time letting ‘useful things’ go sometimes. Like the pile of bricks lovingly brought home in […]
A week ago, I hosted a clothing swap! The intent was to subversively reject Black Friday, which has turned out to be today. Those who attended my swap were too polite to speak up about my error! Just goes to show how in touch I really am with consumerism. In any case, I wanted to […]
Parenting consciously is just plain hard work! The journey is as much about the children as the parent. I have grown and learned so much about myself as I have ventured down this path of gentle parenting. But as difficult as it is to look at the ways I could be more gentle with my […]