Honoring the Family {inspiring weekend edition}

  As we enter this weekend — a long weekend for many — let us celebrate the simple things about raising children. Let us remember the joy in our own days. Let us remind ourselves of the small, tiny miracles that fall like rainaround us. Let us remember to just open our eyes, soak it…

5 ways families can celebrate Martin Luther King Day

May we live every day with peace and kindness, compassion for others, an open-minded curiosity that shows respect for the earth, all human beings and ourselves. ~ Our Family Mission Statement The gap between the rich and poor is growing wider each day. More people — children, especially — are hungry, homeless and without hope. Less and less…

10 ways to create {magical} winter birthdays

My little girls turn 6 today and this year we had the best and most meaningful party of all the  6 parties we’ve held for them. Winter birthdays are complicated. First, the weather is often a major issue. In fact, as a February baby myself, I remember waching foot after foot of snow fall on the…

Winter’s Warmth

  It’s hardly even a real winter here and yet I am craving warmth. I am not such a fan of cold weather but I do love winter because Winter is peaceful. Quaint. Slow-down. Rest. Recover. Remember. Relish. Commune. Fellowship. Conversations. Winter is warmth. Warm bodies. Blankets piled high, and lush fabrics. Fuzzy socks, fleece…

Write Your Family’s Manifesto

Write Your Family’s Manifesto

Manifesto: A written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer (Merriam-Webster) Years ago, on a road trip, my husband and I wrote our Family Manifesto. Our girls were just itty bitty, non-talkers at the time. But we knew what we wanted to promote as a family: Independence. Imagination. Healthy bodies. Courageousness. Sacred…

I have arrived. I am home

There isn’t anything much better than the feeling of a clean slate. That’s what the New Year provides. I have long given up on resolutions — mostly because I write and create “goals” all year long. I’m someone who is always trying to change myself, my intentions, my situation. I’m someone who spends life searching for the next…

Chasing Pink Skies

  Let this year end with a vision of pink skies in our heads. Let this year end with a feeling of awe that a sky can be so beautiful. Let this year end looking up, Up, UP. Let this year end with giggles as we sneak out in our barefeet to snap a photo…

Simple guide to Awake Living

We all want to have good days. We all strive for happy days, not sad ones. We all desire pleasure and smiles and goodness. We all just want to be seen and honored and respected. And yet. And yet we find ourselves wading neck deep in stacks and stacks of to-dos. Just one more thing and I’ll…

A toast to the dark and light

Today I want to honor the darkness that haunts my soul now and then as well as the lightness that floats to the top most hours of the day. Today I want to honor the shadows that appear on certain days and the rays of sunshine that sparkle in the skies. Today I surrender to the peace…

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