My youngest daughter, who is seven, has a goal. For over a year now, she has had a good grasp on the technique, strength-required and fun that can be found in doing a cartwheel. Her new goal: do a one-handed cartwheel. She hasn't just made a passing statement that she wants to learn a one-handed … Continue reading big things happen one day at a time
Each year, I spend considerable time reflecting on the past twelve months. I ponder and write about the highs and lows. I think about where we were able to celebrate; what our wins were and I also consider low points and where I would like to see things change in the coming year. For the … Continue reading year in review :: 2014
A few weeks ago, I wrote about looking ahead and goal-setting for 2015. I had three over-arching goals for the year. Here they are again: forming good habits and routines (self-care, family care, spiritual care & household duties) writing (like it’s my job) simplicity (less commitments, less stuff, etc.) I can keep those things at … Continue reading on putting my shoes under the bed
It's no secret that I don't always make my kids get dressed and start their school work first thing in the morning. In fact, I prefer to allow them the space and time to sleep in is late as their growing bodies need and then let them ease into their morning by playing something that … Continue reading you never outgrow what you love
I don't know about you, but I love December. There's a host of reasons; Advent, the anticipation of Christmas, spending time with family, using my Christmas dishes and giving gifts top my list. Also. Target has already started putting out their Twenty-Fifteen planners and calendars. It takes every ounce of restraint and self-control I have … Continue reading what’s cooking in 2015?
I am not a fast learner. In fact, I think it takes me about a dozen times hearing something, feeling something and having all manner of confirmations on things before that little light bulb dings above my head. I have written almost 1,100 blog posts for seven straight years on my Blogger domain. For a … Continue reading almost one year later…