12 practical ways you can reconnect with your child.
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!
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 […]
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 […]
I can understand why people find it so stressful to move. My inner perfectionist has been awakened by the need to have the house looking spotless for prospective buyers. We have decided to list our house ourselves for a short time to try and sell it to someone who is like minded. As a result, […]
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 […]
I have written before about how my family values extreme empathy. We try to meet each other first by empathizing, whether it’s adults or children. We try to validate feelings and then work to find solutions. What is becoming clear to me is that even though we have this goal, it isn’t always achieved. There […]
A predictable schedule works for our home. We have a predictable rhythm to our days. But summer seems to throw a kink in this wheel, making it wobble and veer to one side. There are more things to do in the summer, and as it seems, so many reasons to cast aside the schedule we’ve […]
Dear Sir, Thank you for taking the time to stop me to address your concern for young children using computers. You took the time to engage with our family even though your sentiment wasn’t clear when you were lurking around the children’s computers glancing at my children then around the library while I was trying […]