A Fun Way to Do New Year’s Resolutions: 100 Things in 2016!

I’ve been working on this list for what seems like months! I stumbled upon 100thingsblog a while back and was immediately inspired by the family behind it (Hello, Sam and Adam!) With a clear set of priorities and goals in mind,I’ve made — and revised…and revised…and revised — my own list of the hundred things I’d like to do … More A Fun Way to Do New Year’s Resolutions: 100 Things in 2016!

Becoming Ourselves

Austin Kleon transcribed and shared what poet, Billy Collins said at a White House poetry workshop. And although I don’t write poetry, what he said resonated so loudly with me. It was about poets finding their voice. And how they’re meant to read and read and read. Read poetry from writers they “envy.” Those that make them say to … More Becoming Ourselves

Patience Isn’t Just For Our Children — It’s For Us Parents, Too

I intend to be an intentional parent. I am not one all the time. Sometimes, I lose my patience. Sometimes, I yell. Sometimes, I count all the ways my life is more challenging than yours. Sometimes, I blame everyone but me. Other times, I am intentional. Other times, I am patience personified. Other times, I … More Patience Isn’t Just For Our Children — It’s For Us Parents, Too

Take It Outside!

Chalk, that is! And while you’re at it, bring some cleaning supplies, too! For us, it’s a water dipper (locally known as a tabo, read as tah-boh.) But we plan to bring a spray bottle next time, too. And it might be fun to bring some brushes and scrub away, too! Some tips: Always bring extra chalk. If other … More Take It Outside!