We dropped TV shortly after our first baby was born. Several kids and 23 yrs later we still don’t miss it! I was recently asked by a follower on Facebook, “How did you juggle it all without a distraction for them? Tips would be so appreciated! I hate relying on TV, even good shows….” Below ∞
Today I am thankful for the humility that comes from living with teenagers who, on a rotating and almost daily basis, feel the need to make me aware of my every fault, as teenagers do. There is a certain quality I like about it…humility…so why not be thankful for it and embrace it fully? We… Continue reading Lessons from Teenagers
Mornings can be chaotic at our house during the school year, so it is with great relief that we welcome its end. We so look forward to this time of year when the family can be at ease during these precious morning hours again. The contrast is notable, like chaos is to chamomile. On just… Continue reading Chaos and Chammomile
I love to sit next to the fireplace this time of year…it warms my feet and soothes my soul like none other. Few things in life that connect with the soul like a fire. I find that the sound of the ocean is as soothing, as is a steamy hot sauna with the scent of birch. … Continue reading Sauna in a Cup!
We see lots of them…rainbows aren’t uncommon in Oregon. That shimmery gladness of hovering lights arched gracefully over a cloud-covered sky and carrying with it the promise of hope. Hope of a break in the clouds after days–even weeks–filled with steady rain showers. Hope of sunshine that holds us breathless in its embrace for a moment before it disappears again behind the ensuing… Continue reading Springtime in Oregon~