My daughter is growing up. And I am thrilled about it. She is moving through these experiences and I am fumbling alongside her... sometimes ahead of her, sometimes behind her. We know how important we are to our daughters. We know they learn about life through us. And yet, we must surrender this importance and recognize… Continue reading Prayers for my daughter
Can you really cleanse your body without going on an actual juice fast/cleanse? The following article from Redbook Magazine, written by Erin Zammett Ruddy insists that you can. Sean and I went on a cleanse on Jan. 3, 2013. (1-3-13!!) We read and followed Clean by Dr. Junger. It changed the way we looked at and… Continue reading Can You Really Cleanse Without Going on a Cleanse?
Peaches + Power Greens Wrap = Charlie Approved Ingredients: Almond butter Honey or agave Lemon juice Cucumber White flesh peach Power greens or greens of choice Whole wheat wrap Hunger for change Mix a scoop of almond butter and lemon juice. Spread onto wrap. Peel and slice cucumber into slivers. Lay onto wrap. Chop greens… Continue reading Peaches + Power Greens Wrap for Kids
My daughter, Charlie, came home from Santa's Workshop last week, and showed me a few items she bought for our family members. She was excited about them, however, one gift seemed to make her sad. "Why are you sad?" I asked. She said, "I just don't think this is good enough." I let that sit… Continue reading 5 Ways to Give Presence this Christmas
Charlie is back. She was in Arizona for a week. We had a really nice party yesterday, it was so enjoyable to have everyone together and even though it makes me miserable to plan and prepare and think and communicate everything to everyone, I'd say this time in particular, it was all worth it because… Continue reading April begins
Charlie has turned five, she's a new woman, and saying, "My birthday is a long time away."Even though I look at pictures and watch videos, it's hard to remember her little self without being able to talk. I remember thinking I couldn't wait to hear what her voice was going to sound like, wondering what… Continue reading Charlie is Five
She's bright, she's funny, she's smart, she drives me crazy... My difficulty is the inconsistency....she's great, she's a good listener, she goes out of her way to do something nice for me or her brother.... like I was downstairs today and told Theo I had to take him upstairs to change his diaper. I get… Continue reading You Know What a Crescent Is?
Spring is springing but leaving itself quickly for summer! Children are laughing, growing, playing, riding and still playing. Charlie will be turning five in a little over a week and is excited to start Kindergarten in the fall... I'm not ready, but will get used to it. Things are moving quickly around the house, but… Continue reading Flying Mermaid
I think we are going to have the baby tomorrow. I'm really nervous and we've been running around like crazy getting our house cleaned and sorted out. Charlie had a good day, she played a lot. She listened half the time. We fought a little bit, but Sean helps a lot with discipline. He talks… Continue reading Tomorrow
We are 12 days away from baby land... When asked if she's going to have a baby brother or sister, for a while, Charlie responded, "a sister and her name is La-la"... Most recently, she responds, "we don't know." Last time she saw a newborn baby in a stroller she informed the parent/guardian of the… Continue reading T-2 Weeks