Windy

sometimes wind whispers sometimes the wind roars sometimes it seeps through the bottom of doors   in summer it cools in winter it chills and piles the snow in glittering hills   birds use it soar boats use it to sail bards use it to orate their epic tells   carry me gently or blow … Continue reading Windy

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Rice Cookers & Reality

I can't imagine living without my rice cooker. The rice comes out perfect every single time. It's pretty much kitchen wizardry to me. The crazy part is whether you make rice in a rice cooker or on the stove-top, the prep work is the same. Measure the rice, rinse the rinse, then measure and add … Continue reading Rice Cookers & Reality

The Litter Boxes of Life

We adopted an mildly ferocious calico kitten about two months ago which my children named, Clover. Every day the kids take turns going down into the basement, almost cheerfully, and scoop out Clover's litter box, because that was the deal if they wanted this kitten to be a part of our family. But it doesn't … Continue reading The Litter Boxes of Life

Weezer Concert Day Plans as Told by 10 Weezer Song Titles

In just a few hours I'm going to see one of my all-time favorite bands, WEEZER!!!!!!!!!!!! Because I'm way to excited to write a "normal" blog post, I'm describing the concert day shenanigans I've got planned as told by 10 Weezer song titles. 🙂 (The feature photo on the post is the Weezer henna of … Continue reading Weezer Concert Day Plans as Told by 10 Weezer Song Titles

The Work No One Sees

To those who do the work no one else sees: the servers, sharers, and sacrificers of all kinds. Your work is the most important work. It's the most difficult work. It's the most unacknowledged work. Your work would never get done if you depended on acknowledgment, anyway. Sure, it would be nice, but if you … Continue reading The Work No One Sees

Consistent Conviction

Today marks 30 days of consecutive writing. Every morning for the last 30 days I've gotten up, had a cup a coffee with my husband, then sat at the computer for an hour (sometimes a bit more) to spill out my thoughts until the kids wake up and want to get on with the day. … Continue reading Consistent Conviction

Your Passion is Waiting for Your Courage to Catch Up

Children are the most courageous of all humans, whether their parents appreciate this virtue or not. It's why they're so full of passion, especially when it comes to getting what they want. For children, it's not a matter of if their desires of their heart are fulfilled, but when. Children know how to get what … Continue reading Your Passion is Waiting for Your Courage to Catch Up

Seize the Strange!

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The Unspoken Rules of Unschooling

You need to follow the work and ideas one or more of the Fab Five unschool gurus (Holt, Patterson, Dodd, Martin, Gatto, and Gray) if you want to learn the best way to unschool. You need to hate public school and refer to it as prison as often as possible. Especially in public. You need … Continue reading The Unspoken Rules of Unschooling

The Way We See Other

Sometimes we let our expectations blur our appreciation of each other. Sometimes we focus so much on the effort that we forget how to enjoy each other. Sometimes we feel so emotionally in debt, we stop investing in each other. Sometimes we need to pay less attention to how we're feeling about each other and … Continue reading The Way We See Other