"Good relationships keep us happier and healthier." A 75 year Harvard study has revealed this as the most important factor in human happiness. I have read about this study, and the length of time and amount of effort put into this is impressive. Although the study started with just men (women and children are brought … Continue reading Good Relationships
My daughter and I were waiting for the bus at the airport after a fabulous mother-daughter trip to visit my grandmother. We just had four days of bonding and connecting. We were able to visit "Butterfly World" a butterfly and bird aviary, where we sat among luxurious greenery and tropical flowers while butterflies and birds … Continue reading You Don’t Go to School?
Calling yourself back to the present moment, it appears so simple but it is challenging to do. Take back the controls and bring yourself to the present moment and ease symptoms of anxiety, overwhelm, and negative thinking. "Thinking out loud:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZOG2_tfvGA&feature=youtu.be
This week I wanted to share some quick thoughts on changing the script that runs in your head to help ease feelings of overwhelm. I was so distracted by my little one, he soaked my pants with tea while recording. But at least he sat quietly!
Last week I received some great reminders. The kids and I had two really wonderful mornings. They just felt different, and better. Those two mornings were spent reading, talking, connecting, and enjoying each other. It is how imagine our ideal "homeschool." The day pictured below, we brought our book outside and sat in the front … Continue reading More Joy
I had reached a point where I was questioning if homeschooling was the right choice for Lilly. We were both stressed, bickering and struggling, and just not enjoying what we were doing. My fourth child was 3 months old and I was depleted from newborn care. The days, weeks, and then months were unfolding in … Continue reading Commitment
I am still reflecting on stories, people's personal stories. Authentic stories. Dictionary.com defines authentic as not false or copied; genuine; real; representing one's true nature or beliefs. That right there is what I am passionate about. Discovering our authenticity and living life accordingly. There is beauty and magic in authenticity. In my last … Continue reading Our Stories