When my oldest child was born, I hid. I kept secret the fact that we shared a bed, that I breastfed him almost around the clock and that I never, ever accepted his crying as necessary. The message from those around me was clear; Continue reading Alone to Confident: Parenting Outside of the Mainstream
We are doing things differently. I share this with my son on his fifth birthday in an Untraditional letter for my son. Dear Owen, Today you turn five. Five. I watch you now, so tall and thoughtful and it is Continue reading An Untraditional Letter for My Son on his Fifth Birthday
Today I pray for those charged with educating our nations future. Whether it is from home or school, I pray that these individuals are reminded of the importance of their role. That they have the courage to question the expected. Continue reading Sunday Prayers: For Those Educating Our Nations Future
As spring heads our way, the days are becoming brighter, and the nights more beautiful. So this week I am grateful for: Giant creatures that can be climbed all day long, and quiet moments that are naturally bright. For using Continue reading Natural Light: My Gratitude Photo Journal.
When Owen was about two and a half we checked a Mister Rogers Neighborhood DVD out of the library. Owen chose it, and I thought it would be nostalgic for me- even if he was bored with it. I was filled Continue reading Mister Rogers: Grateful for the Life He Chose to Live.
Dear Owen, Yesterday we went swimming.You, your dad, Sydney and I. You had been asking for all of us to go for days. You have been taking lessons and are doing so well, and you love being in the water Continue reading Learning To Know You: A Letter To My Son
With my commitment to create more joy for myself and my family in 2012, I intend to spend time intentionally reflecting on gratitude. Starting today. Today I am grateful for superheroes and first bikes. For breakfast in bed and the waters’ Continue reading Posted, Gratefully.