beauty
Communication | Parenting

Talk to Children about Beauty

  Recently two mothers were faced with their daughters focusing on appearance. In one case we know the daughter thought she was ugly. In the other case we don’t know what the daughter thought. There was such a stark contrast between Pink’s response and Smith’s response to her daughter! One mother asked questions, learned more about […]

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Adventure | Connection | Parenting

Camping Connection

It’s easy to drift away from those closest to us. Even as we see them every day. We sometimes forget to take a moment to sit and chat about our thoughts, our hopes, our fears. Sometimes we get so caught up in parenting that we forget our children are people too. People with big ideas, […]

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Adventure | Connection | Parenting

Off the Path

Children love to go on adventures! There’s nothing greater than spending the day exploring the world, discovering new places, and especially facing fear and danger. The wonderful thing is that something that is scary to a child, is often seen by the adult as pretty tame. It helps ease parents into watching a life full […]

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Parenting

Adventures in Choking

Anyone that follows us on Instagram knows that Brom was in the hospital yesterday. Let me share a bit more about what happend and share some valuable information with you  at the same time. For supper I snipped some fresh oregano from my garden, made some yummy pasta sauce and we sat down to enjoy […]

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Connection | Parenting

When Natural Consequences Don't Work

Sometimes children do things we don’t want them to do. Sometimes that’s drawing hearts and stars on walls, doors, floors. Sometimes it’s possible to over look the art work, clean it up ourselves, and move on without mentioning it to the child. Sometimes something more is needed. One of our kiddos likes to draw. On […]

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Parenting

So Busy, So Happy!

Our life has been so busy lately, but such a  good busy! Some of you already know that I’m creating more and more wire sculptures, and selling them! It’s been pretty amazing! The desire to create with wire crept up on me last year, and then it just took over! I’m spending all free time working […]

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Connection | Parenting

Time and Attention

Right now our family is so busy with classes, crafting, and renos, I have few moments left over for anything extra. But my children often find themselves with nothing to do except notice all the moments I don’t spend with them. Agatha’s really felt forgotten a lot lately. Eight going on nine is such a difficult age […]

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