When My Home Feels Out Of Control

The past six months have been some of the most difficult of my entire life. My youngest son was hospitalized for almost two weeks in October, and our family has been reeling ever since. Simple things seem hard – Cleaning schedules Meal plans Homeschooling consistency The laundry I have yet to get these basics back on track.   Although my son is home now...Read More

Helping My Son Enjoy The Summer

I watched my son tense as the water splashed him in the face. The sounds of so many children - laughing, splashing, having fun. The look on my son's face - crying, stressed, uncomfortable, frustrated. I went over to the side of the pool and asked him if I could help him out. He looked at me with tears in his eyes and said,...Read More

Setting Realistic Goals For The New Year

I love celebrating a new year. There is something about a fresh start, a blank slate, a new beginning – it makes me feel hopeful. It makes me feel free to try new things and begin again. And, every single year, it makes me also feel a little bit crazy. Take last year – I made a long list of “goals” not “resolutions” (because...Read More