Community

Community

When I hear people stress the importance of “building your community” I react with a slight inner cringe before outwardly and emphatically nodding in agreement. I mean, let’s be honest – it IS true. When raising children, and when not raising...
Follow and Fix.

Follow and Fix.

My daughter put a hole in the wall last night. No, it wasn’t intentional – she didn’t TRY to put a hole in the wall. But she did, and she did it out of anger and frustration. This child of mine seems to get angry, excited, happy, calm, frustrated and...
Why it is ok to say no when your kid asks you to play.

Why it is ok to say no when your kid asks you to play.

I did not know that having a large yard meant a large amount of work when we moved in here. It looks so peaceful and relaxing to live out in the country on a big plot of land. My own little piece of the Earth. Well that little piece of the Earth has turned into one...
Kids and Dirt

Kids and Dirt

She would force us to help in the garden for a whole fifteen minutes! Let me rephrase to ensure understanding. My mother would require me and to help her in the garden – as in weed and dig in the dirt- for a full fifteen minutes at a time. This would sometimes...