Perspective is Everything

Several months ago I read that to be happy you must find meaning in all that you do and want to do it or stop doing it. This is most often applied to work and is a path to feeling as though your work is your “calling” instead of a job or career. And while…

Imagined Reality

Thoughts for a three year old I have been treasuring our time together lately because you are at this exceptionally fun phase of having developed good verbal skills yet still live in a world of your own. You are constantly chatting, questioning, and remembering but the lines of reality are constantly blurred leaving your world…

Plants as Decorations

I don’t know about you but I hate clutter. I really dislike tons of little things sitting around on top of the tables, shelves, and counters of my home. Everything should have a home. Be away. The exception to this is plants. I enjoy plants in the home. I think they are a very important…

Your Autonomy

I’ve been thinking about autonomy a lot lately. This is something I would like to teach you. Autonomy is the capacity of a rational individual to make an informed, un-coerced decision. A person with autonomy gives themselves their own law. In simpler terms – you are responsible for yourself. You are your own boss. As…

Jungle Art for a Growing Explorer

We choose a jungle theme for my son’s nursery. While I picked out a baby animals, jungle print fabric for the crib and accents I wanted components of the room to be a little less cutesy – something he could grow with. I decided on art that used real looking animals but then quickly became dismayed…

Rose Caroline

Rose Caroline

Rose Caroline was born on a Wednesday at 5:55am. She was healthy and perfect weighing in at 6 lbs and 12 ozs, 19 inches in length. The story of her birth starts in the wee hours of Tuesday around 3 am with contractions initially about 20 minutes apart. Around 5 am I was unable to…

Off to school, 08/2014

I Value Your Will and Desires

I see you. I see your will. I see how you are looking for a place for yourself in this conversation, in this family and home. And there is room for you. I hear you and your desire. I hear its importance to you and appreciate its importance in the larger scope of the experiences you…