Unplugged

I turned off my phone. I closed my laptop. I spent a week unplugged.   I was checking Instagram 10 times a day. I was getting angry about Facebook arguments all the time.  It was too much for me.  This page keeps growing. As it grows, I get a lot of opinions about my own…

Gettin crafty

We had a crafty week last week.  We have an amazing library nearby and found a book full of stuffed animal patterns. Kaia picked out a unicorn to make.  She picked out the fabric, buttons and ribbon and then she helped sew it and stuff it. Here’s the finished product! Eden wanted to make a…

And now she is 4

Kaia turned 4 this weekend! I thought about writing a poetic post about watching her grow over the last 4 years.  I thought about writing about how wonderful she is, while listing things I love about her, but it didn’t quite feel right either.  I am still trying to figure out which stories are mine…

So long, farewell 

Things I have broken up with this year: – folding wash clothes        I went all Konmari on my life last year and spent a ridiculous amount of time folding dish towels, wash clothes and cloth napkins. No more! They each have a lovely basket and I just toss them in  – folding…

It’s just emotions, takin me over

When I was a child, my family was incredibly uncomfortable with emotions. “Suck it up”, “think of something else”, “stop crying”. If I felt anything other than grateful and happy, it’s because I chose to feel those emotions and I should choose better next time. “Choose happy” and “you control what you think about”. I…

2017 is MY YEAR!!!

It’s a new year!! Before I talk about resolutions- I have to tell you a story. We visited a church on Sunday and during the announcements section, the pastor said “control”. Kaia was coloring quietly on my lap but then busted out laughing and loudly said, “HE SAID TROLL!!!”. Highlight of my day.  I love…

I used to be a bully

This is probably my most controversial post yet.   I used to bully my children.  I wanted them to obey.  In the name of Christianity, I punished and yelled and spanked.  I said things like, “you don’t know my kid” and “every family has to do what is right for them” and all the other…