My sister took this picture of our son, Owen, at his first cross country meet this fall.
I love this picture because you can see & feel the sheer determination, grit, and intrinsic motivation bursting through every muscle and cell of his being.
And it's exciting....because it wasn't always like this with Owen.
When he was in 3rd grade, Owen participated in a community event called The...
I don't know about you, but DANG....we have found 2020 to be a fascinating year for re-examining relationships!
From old to young, work colleagues to family members, bosses to employees....what we’ve seen across the board is that 2020 has opened up a whole lot of relationship cans of worms!
And that's okay. In fact, often times....it's healthy.
The nice thing about slowing down is that it gives us a chance to get to the bottom of things that we’ve otherwise put off because we’re too “busy” spinning in our hamster wheels, experiencing symptoms but ignoring what will actually make us feel clean, clear, well, and fulfilled.
This is what getting to the bottom of my freezer looks like. It’s work and it’s...
Over the past few days Tyler and I have been attempting to wrap our minds around the uncertainty of what's happening with the COVID 19 virus and to talk with our kids about it.
I personally have been through the denial phase.
The sadness phase.
The irritation phase.
The frustration phase.
My first response was to flee...Who can watch my kids? I've got work to do! Can they go to their...
I don’t know about you, but when I see my husband engaged and playful with my kids, it reminds me why I was attracted to this guy in the first place. There is nothing quite like seeing your kids lit up from humor and giggling and wrestling and play that (at least in my family) has it’s own sense of magic when it comes from dad.
When Tyler is lit up and “on,” he is...
Why am I having my kids hold this snake skin on their first day of school? A Double-Dog Dare You situation? An annual Fear Factor ritual we weirdly insist on our kids engaging in? No. It’s because it represents the process of shedding and new growth.
You see, as I’ve been pondering this next growth experience in our family’s life—leaving the phase of early childhood and...
At a women’s networking event I attended this week, the question we were asked to share about was “How do you create balance in your life?” It was interesting to hear how many professional women in that room had 4, 5, 6, and 7 kids and still managed to come up with an answer! I’ve got 2 and I’ve found creating a balanced lifestyle to be quite a challenge.