Seasons


A journal for Spring (and yes, it's still winter)

A journal for Spring (and yes, it's still winter)

I love seasonal rhythms and routines. And I know many of you do also. Which is why I'm excited to tell you about 52 Mondays: Spring Session, a seasonal mindfulness journal.

Hello Darkness my old friend

Hello Darkness my old friend

I thought I'd be able to power through my agenda, which included my writing agenda, and my to-do's with the happy ease of joyful holiday anticipation. And maybe I could have, but life happens. We read things, we see things, we have conversations; the pain, loneliness, and fear comes back to us afresh. Stuff slips through the cracks.

December

December

December, you cradle my spirit and capture my imagination, you hold a lifetime of memories, as you descend to the darkest day of the year.

The October homeschool update (with a wee bit of parenting melancholy, philosophy, and practice), part 1

The October homeschool update (with a wee bit of parenting melancholy, philosophy, and practice), part 1

In October, life kicks into a gear that is challenging and stretching. And in that transition I feel ill-equipped as a career "relaxed" homeschooler for this change. But maybe everyone feels that way, homeschooler or not. Maybe we all feel dragged along by the machine.

High Summer ~ The Return of Moxie

High Summer ~ The Return of Moxie

My confidence has returned. I don't feel broken anymore. And at least a majority of the time I feel I have the tools to handle what comes my way. This is a vast improvement from four years ago and from the crippling self-doubt I've experienced with bouts of anxiety since.

November for November's Sake

November for November's Sake

In November you face the inescapable truth that this year's growing season is over; September teases, October dazzles, but November tells it like it is. And I appreciate the honesty. Something is coming to an end, and there is comfort to be found in acceptance (and warm sweaters).

Spring Fever

Spring Fever

The mountains are an insistent call in our life, and spring fever is real. Satisfying the itch for outdoors and adventure while raising our teens in a supportive community, this is the balancing act of our lives.