There's transition in the air. I feel it in my bones. It's like watching the crest of the wave you are eagerly waiting to ride to shore. Our ride will be long, and hopefully as fun as crashing New England ocean waves. Everyone goes to school this September. There are no more babies at home.… Continue reading Transitions Are Hard
I had a mix of public and catholic education. I attended several school districts. I can count on one hand how many successful schooling experiences I had in my k-12 years. I repeated second grade because I started kindergarten at 4, and moved districts, and I was "too young" to enter third grade in the… Continue reading Schooling: Why it holds my soul, and why I’ll protect my tiny humans from my own experience, because it’s super important.
A brilliant illustrator and author recently depicted what the primary parent "mental load" is on a daily basis. While I do not live all of these depictions, I live many of them. The mental load of rebuilding the health and well being of a child is as exhausting as teaching the newest tiny humans how… Continue reading The Mental Load, Quitting Bedtime, and Visbly Carrying in Our Own Snacks at The Movies.
Disclosure: Different families make different choices, and I'm only sharing what works for our family. It's been a bit crazy around these parts, but it's nice to move into a proactive role rather than be stuck in a survival fight or flight way of living. I was chatting with a friend who also closely moderates… Continue reading Saying No to Video Games (And Other Summertime Screen Challenges)
I've studied space. How we plan it, and the intentional decisions people make to exclude specific populations from specific spaces. I live in a tiny human friendly home. We own zero possessions that are priceless, and that's really an excellent choice for our family. Juice and cheese sticks end up everywhere. We have over flowing book… Continue reading Creating Space
I am determined to document this experience. I know that I am not alone. I am determined to share with others so they know that they are also not alone. I am living my hardest life. About a year ago I said crassly, I would not stress about things money could solve. I knew what… Continue reading When You Live Your Hardest Life
Our tiniest human (age 3.5 yrs) struggles some days, and struggles during many moments most days. Transitions suck. Anything after 4pm is useless. She hates food. She barely sleeps. And needs a lot of reassurance throughout most days. Other days she rocks this world, and lives her best life. She loves her friends. She loves… Continue reading When The Tiniest Breaks