We are a family who eats veggies and cooks at home, but we are also a family that occasionally goes out for ice cream sundaes. We are a family who fills our lives with movement and nature, but we also deeply value cuddling up together in front of a favorite movie. We are a kombucha-brewing and water-drinking family, but my husband and I will occasionally enjoy beer or a glass of wine when the mood strikes. We are a family of balance, rather than extremes. We don't believe in "all or nothing" because we are in this lifestyle for a lifetime. We want our daughter learn balance instead of depravation. And we want to be able to live a life we can sustain, instead of trying to be perfect each and every day.Read More
What exactly does play teach our children? Why is play more valuable to a child's development than flash cards and worksheets? Why is play so dang important? Here are 4 things that play does for you child each and every day:Read More
My everyday life as a full-time teacher, mom and wife is busy. So busy, in fact, that it’s easy to lose sight of my own needs in the blur of the day. But no matter how busy it gets, there are a few things I make sure I always do for me ….and just me. Because I need to be one of the most important people in my own life.Read More
To the mom who feels like she doesn't stack up. Who has felt like she didn't compare to the other moms. Who doesn't feel she is like "enough".......you are enough. Because there are no Super Moms.Read More
Differences are a beautiful thing and should be celebrated....and helping children learn that starts at an early age. Books are a wonderful tool for helping children see that the world is filled with many different kinds of people. Here are 11 books that I love and adore that celebrate differences in a kid-friendly, down-on-their-level kind of way.
I have never feared aging. However, when I discovered my first gray hairs one unexpected Tuesday morning, I was admittedly caught a bit off guard. After a few deep breaths and a bit of self-reflection, I soon realized that those gray hairs were something that I had earned the right to wear with pride and quickly fell madly in love with shimmering strands of survival.Read More
Our children are becoming busier and busier. While being engaged and involved has its value, so does quiet time and rest. Actually its quite important in a healthfully balanced life! In our crazy, over extended world....I ask you, does your child get enough downtime to recharge and renew?Read More