Time is a limited resource. We all make choices on how to fill our time. Most working adults are held conventional working hours. Then they need to do the other adulting things, like clean their house, parent their children, maintain vehicles, yards and homes. They need to pay their bills and nourish relationships. Adulting … [Read more...] about How to Fill My Time
Well, it's been forever and a day. Sorry about that. I have been busy. This last year I homeschooled both of my kids using K12.org and I loved it! We grew closer as a family, I got to teach again (I used to do that!) and we took a wonderful family trip to Europe. I've been seeing a few lovely clients. But mostly I have been … [Read more...] about A Long Overdue Life Update!
My poor boys have been sick for over two weeks. And I mean really sick. It started with Influenza B, then pneumonia and ear infections. We've been to the clinic three times so far. It's been fevers, antibiotics, fluids, tissues, and vomit. I've been patient and gentle and loving. I don't expect them to do chores or homework or much … [Read more...] about Self Care for the Care-Giver
Have you seen the movie UP? It's a sweet movie about a lonely man, a little boy and a talking dog on an adventure. The dog, Dug, has a collar that vocalizes his thoughts. He will be trying to follow along with the other characters, but constantly be distracted by his pursuit of squirrels. This is how I feel online … [Read more...] about Squirrel – Finding Focus When You Feel Distracted
There has been too much time on screens around here. By screens, I mean playing video games on the computer, watching YouTube and playing games on phones. So we've been trying some new schedules to introduce more variety into our lives. Noticing a problem I'm hoping that this will increase the fun factor and decrease our dependence on … [Read more...] about Trying New Schedules
I love New Year's Resolutions! Here is what I came up with for last year and how I did. Family Three camping trips (We scheduled three, went on two and cancelled one.) Family pictures (I brought the kids for professional pictures, but not all four of us.) Weekly calls (I was planning to systematize my calls and have a list of … [Read more...] about 2017 Goals: The Results