Oh how the days can be so damn long. And yet I blink to see another year has passed. The 30 minutes before bedtime can last ten eternities. I looked away one day, though, and the dimples on Colt’s knuckles disappeared.Read More
I could tell she was shocked, but the question was innocent.
I don't get upset about these sorts of questions. When you do life different than the norm, in any way, people are curious. They become fascinated and interested when you calmly share your story and perspective. This is the approach I try to take. I'm not trying to "win" anybody to my side or convince anyone my way is magical. Turns out, parenting isn't a religion.... or a war.Read More
It's also a grand adventure. At least, that's what I try to tell my kids. Most days, I am shocked at their willingness to embrace the constant changes. It makes me wonder where else in their lives am I so carefully managing the details that they are missing the chance to become even more fluid.Read More
I've put a lot of thought into starting this journal. I don't think there is a choice anymore. It's so hard to tell what's real and what's curated in the world, while it's easy to feel like you are screwing the whole thing up. You're not. And neither am I.Read More
Veggies aren’t really THAT important!
I said it.
We seem to have this idea that if we don’t consume broccoli florets, green beans, and (God Forbid) kale in mass quantities that we will die some horrible death. The reality is that humans have existed, and thrived, in the tundra and in the desert for millennia. Additionally, as hunters and gatherers a giant bowl of salad was impossible.Read More
Everyone likes a satisfying and sweet treat sometimes. I like recipes that allow me to say YES when my kids ask, too. These peanut butter cups have a ton of good stuff going on!Read More
I hide all sorts of good, healthy stuff in these! So I don’t care how many my kids eat… or if it is ALL they eat. This snack is a great balance of fats, proteins, and carbs to avoid blood sugar crashes and they taste like chocolate… how can you go wrong there???Read More