In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday, Vivian Kirkfield is hosting a contest to write a children's story using only 50 words. You can read the details and peruse the amazing stories that have been posted here. With the help of my son Tommy, we came up with these 50 precious words: TOMMY'S TRACKS Tommy asked… Continue reading 50 Precious Words
Labels. They have a use in our world and are necessary for sharing information, such as food labels especially if you have an allergy. And they are necessary in the health insurance field, you have to have a doctor label you with a diagnosis if you want insurance to provide coverage. Once we start talking… Continue reading Labels and Homeschooling
Fall is my favorite season. Here in New England, Mother Nature displays tremendous beauty and demonstrates letting go. Last fall was the beginning of a huge transformation period for me. This season I am reflecting back on the past year, and my biggest changes, challenges, and accomplishments. One of the wonderful things about sharing my… Continue reading Fall Reflections
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