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I’m going to start this post with a very clear disclaimer: My family believes in public schooling. We think that it’s a vital part of each city and also an integral step towards equal opportunities for all citizens. It’s...
There’s a lot of judgment going on right now. Many are dividing. Have we forgotten that we are all in this together? Whatever side you are on, we have completely forgotten about loving our neighbor. How do we get to place where a...
I’m not always what I would call a good parent - even in normal circumstances. After all, I’m a human being, not a robot. I have faults, plenty of them. I yell too much, I am too hard on my...
I will never truly understand your experience. I have never given much thought to the color of my skin, Except to wish it were a little browner in the summer. I've never had to think that my race will cause others to...
My husband and I both work full time from our (tiny-- OMG WHY DID WE BUY SUCH A TINY HOUSE AND THEN FILL IT TO THE BRIM WITH CHILDREN) house with four (soon to be FIVE) children. And, this...

The Benefits of Boredom

"Mom, I'm bored." "There's nothing to do." "I don't know what to do." What do you do or say when you hear this? Especially these days? I'm a firm believer in letting (my) kids be bored. Hang out in that boredom and...
Since March, our lives have been all consuming with the global pandemic. While there might not be a vaccine for the coronavirus yet, there are still many other vaccines for existing diseases that are still necessary. I...
In March of 2020, I had three part-time jobs while my kiddos were at school. I taught yoga a few times a week, I worked at Fleet Feet, a running shoe store near my house, and I worked in...
I’ve been teaching college students for well over a decade. In fact, part of my job has been to not only teach college students, but to advise instructors on good teaching methods, so I’ve done my fair...
Hi. My name is Sarah. I have 4 kids, and I am two months away from having my fifth. My husband and I have been working at home since mid-March, and we have no plans to send any of...
Every neighborhood has a culture, each family has their own values, every individual parent has their own belief system, and meanwhile all children are trying to find theirs. The lesson in that statement is rooted from the concept of...

Beautiful Bond

Breastfeeding your baby is such an individual choice, so I'm not here to make judgments on those who choose to use formula. I had to supplement with formula a few times for medical reasons, so I know...

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Go, See, Explore: Blue Mound State Park

The fall air is starting to creep in and we are absolutely loving it. We try our best to take full advantage of great...