A Conversation About MLK

I was driving in the car to Lego Homeschool Engineering class with my 5yo, when he asked, “Mom, when is our next holiday to celebrate?” “Martin Luther King, Jr Day is next. Do you know who that is?” “No. Who is that?” “Martin Luther King is a hero. He was a warrior for peace and…

The Wager

By entering into this whole parenting thing, I’ve chosen to be an ideal parent. There is no option to opt out of it. My every decision is related to being the best parent I can be. Yet, I doubt my ability to be the ideal parent. I feel like a fraud when I write about…

The Art of Surrender

When I hear the word surrender, I tend to react in a negative way. I think of it as submitting, giving up or giving in. I think of surrender as letting go of my power or my protection. I am vulnerable to anything or anyone that might hurt me. So I struggle when someone says…

10 Ways to Be a More Connected Parent Today

Continuing the NaBloPoMo posts that scare me, I’m combining two at once:  “the list post” and “the advice post.” I don’t mind sharing my own experiences in the spirit of sharing and connecting. But, I shy away from giving advice because I believe things are best discovered on our own. So, here’s my advice on…

Insane-Making Mothering Manifesto Guest Post

Today, I am honored to share a guest post on Child of the Nature Isle Blog, entitled The Insane-Making Mothering Manifesto (a.k.a. Why I’m sometimes scared to be present with my children)   Here’s a snippet: …I was forgetting that I was parenting another human being who would experience things in a multitude of ways…