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Limitations

I think a lot can be learned about human nature from little kids at the dinner table. Take mushrooms for example. Most of my kids at first glance wanted nothing to do with them. Uncooked they have a different sort of texture. When cooked they are slimy and squishy. It is such a mystery to …

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Chasing perfection

When I was a teenager, you could often find me awake at 3am working in exhaustion to complete a project due the next morning.  In all honesty completing the project was never the issue. The project was probably done, and done well.  The issue for me was this pressure I put on MYSELF for it …

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My amazing juggling act

Last year my daughter decided she wanted to take up juggling. She used little bean bags we had around the house. She would throw them in the air one by one, picking them up and trying again as they fell to the ground over and over again. As I was thinking about my daughters juggling …

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Winning the race

I love Efficiency. I love the feeling of completing something without wasting any time. I love it when meetings are productive. I love it when my day is planned and things go as planned.  Do you ever feel like things in your life should run smoothly, be easy, and go as planned in order to …

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Back to normal

When my kids and I are outside this time of year, I am always reminding them to watch out for the mud.  Mud is so messy and I am not super fond of messes. I especially love (NOT) when our dog has the whole clear sidewalk to himself but still prefers to sink his paws …

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Future plans

When I was a kid my little brother got a Magic 8 ball as a gift. We spent hours carrying this thing around. I remember fighting over it, asking it questions non-stop, and laughing a lot over the answers we would get to our questions. We were mesmerized by this ball and so sure that …

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Are you feeling confused?

Recently I noticed a lot of confusion in my life. In fact, confusion was acting like my new BEST FRIEND. It was telling me that I wasn’t sure what my kids homeschooling schedule should look like. It was telling me that I didn’t know how to discipline one of my children. It was telling me …

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Impact vs Example

This week while talking to a Mom I know, anxiety came up. Her anxiety was specifically related to the world’s current situation right now. This isn’t surprising, we are in the middle of a global pandemic. There is naturally some fear of the unknown for many of us.   She shared that she had watched a …

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