Because being in a good place emotionally is taking care of your kids. Being in a good place emotionally is good for your relationships – marriage, friendships, family relationships, all of it.
The playroom was something I just assumed we needed when we became parents. But it turns out that kids really don’t need a whole room devoted to shelves of toys to be happy. Eliminating toys gave me back my time, energy, and sanity. Plus the kids play better too!
Remember that time I said I was going to make time for the things I really cared about this year? Well, I haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet, so the family and I are taking on the #52hikechallenge. We’re right on track and feeling pretty pleased with ourselves. Has it been easy? Oh no, it has not…. Read More
2018 was largely a good year for us, but we spent a lot of year reacting to life, instead of getting ahead of it. Our year of intent looked a lot more like our year of “whoops, forgot to do that” or “We kinda sorta got close?” Moving into 2019 I thought really hard about why the heck we bombed on so many of our white-board-worthy goals.
This year we are again struggling to come up with ideas for Christmas gifts for the girls. They don’t really need much, and I know the toy onslaught will come from grandparents and relatives. I thought an Echo Dot might be a cool non-toy gift, so they could play music in their rooms, and that… Read More