Mothering


Wrapping things up

Wrapping things up

While Céline starts a new stage, for the other two kids and myself, this is a finishing year. And on these late summer days, as blackening red drupes weigh down the chokecherry boughs and the pears hang like pendants on the neighbor's tree, everything ripening and suspended, it can also feel like a holding year. Waiting for next thing to start, but knowing we won't get there till we finish this first.

As we finish homeschooling 3 kids through high school

As we finish homeschooling 3 kids through high school

I don't have the same sparkly idealism. (It's fun! It's easy!) What I have instead is years of experience that have confirmed what was once just theory - it's possible to do something different with education and to build the kind of relationships I envisioned for family life.

Warrior Parents & Parenting with the Enneagram

Warrior Parents & Parenting with the Enneagram

How do you respond when you need to step into an extraordinary role which you don't feel equipped or prepared for? Livingston Lacroix shares her experience of raising a special needs child - the grief, the losses, and the triumphs. And she talks about the gift of the Enneagram in her life and relationships.

A Friday Introduction (and a bit of Instagram talk)

A Friday Introduction (and a bit of Instagram talk)

Sharing the Friday Introduction I posted to Instagram today. An update to my current about page here on the blog.

Solidarity at the margins

Solidarity at the margins

We have to experience what it's like as the outsider, the minority, the one without rights, to know what it feels like to be marginalized.

Sitting front row to a person's becoming

Sitting front row to a person's becoming

It has been especially delightful to see the threads connecting their early childhood and their late teen/launching years. And I know it will just continue. This delight, this joy as they engage with and contribute to the world, beyond childhood, outside our home as adults.

A vocation in language and law, motherhood, and lifelong learning (an interview with Francie Gow)

A vocation in language and law, motherhood, and lifelong learning (an interview with Francie Gow)

Meet Francie. Francie is a mother, a translator, and a Montrealer. Vocation and attachment parenting, finding the best educational path for our children and learning how to prioritize our own health and wellbeing are some of the themes we talk about in this interview.