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Treasured Titles

I confess. I am an incorrigible bibliophile. Nearly every room in our house has a bookcase spilling over with books. There are many literary treasures on those shelves. But I have come to realize recently, that there are also a fair amount of junk titles. You know the books associated with a children’s TV show or movie that our children are drawn to in the store. We acquiesce and buy them to encourage reading, but they are not the title we are excited to pull off the shelf nor do we feel that there is a lasting benefit to reading them.  There are even some popular children’s books that I think that I am supposed to love (I won’t name...

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Surrender to Your Children

Surrender isn’t easy. Letting go can be so hard. Letting go of expectations as a parent has been the most difficult and most profound lesson for me. Letting go of so many little things that seemed to matter so much to me before I became a parent- a clean house, sleep, sanity. I realize that I’ll have all those things again someday when I can no longer hold my children close. So today, while they are almost always in cuddling distance, I will try to get as many precious moments in and let go of the unimportant things.I am reminded of the universal nature of the difficulty in letting go each night when my children need to sleep. These tiny people...

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When Harmony Sounds Awful, Sing Off Key

The pressure to “take sides” in a heated controversy can be immense. It feels to me like waves continually crashing into bodies in the ocean- trying to sweep them in a specific direction. It takes great strength to stay standing when the waves crash into us, but it feels amazing to still be standing in your space when they recede. Don’t be afraid to be wet and alone. The truth often lies in the middle and progress is often made by the voices not speaking in harmony with everyone else. Those voices bring innovative ideas that can build bridges and move towards peace. The fear of being a voice out of sync with the rest is real. But, silence means...

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i am...loved

My daughters LOVE LOVE LOVE the Always Skirts and get compliments all the time on how beautiful they are.

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