Cultivate New Growth

While many of us are planting seeds, preparing soil for saplings, feeding established plants, pruning to create new growth and fighting weeds, we can take a tip from the natural world to more clearly understand what is happening in our souls and how to care for those of our children.  Perhaps you could sit outside … More Cultivate New Growth

Decisions

All throughout their lives, we are helping our kids to make good decisions: crossing the street, what sports or activities to do, gifts to give, how to deal with a little sibling, what to wear to a party etc. As the decisions get weightier the decision process can get a little longer. Take heart that … More Decisions

We are limited

There is only so much you have the capacity to do.  No matter how much planning, creativity, staying up late or amazing effort, you can only be in one place at a time, doing one thing. Kids naturally know this limitation.  They whine.  They call, “Mooommmm”.  They expect their things will be taken care of even though … More We are limited

Surfing

As the seasons tick by I am amazed that some of the things that previously seemed invaluable to our family’s learning don’t seem to be present any more.  Or the favorite conversations that used to take place no longer do.  When the old ways are forced on again, sometimes it “works” and sometimes what was … More Surfing