Planning to… lead the way

Tiny’s charter school started virtually the second week of August… and we’ve been going strong long before many of our local public schools were even considering opening their fall session. To say that virtual school leaves much to be desired is an understatement. Virtual school is UN-delicious. The biggest challenge we’ve faced during all of … Continue reading Planning to… lead the way

Planning for… being present

A few weeks ago, I shared, along with some of my anxieties, that I’d made a choice to focus on those things that I CAN do in the face of uncertainty. Since then I’ve had some surprising conversations with friends and family about my post and realized that more people struggle with that than I … Continue reading Planning for… being present

When being pregnant is not what you thought it would be

I have several friends who are pregnant with their second or third kid right now. And, so, it seems that every girls night or play date turns to the question: "Are you going to have more kids?" Inevitably I have to defend my choice not to have more than one kid. Society encourages girls to … Continue reading When being pregnant is not what you thought it would be

When being a mom isn’t what you thought it would be

Motherhood is hard. It's busy. It's exhausting. It's never-ending. It's filled with endless requests for cuddles, snacks, hunts for lost toys, band-aids, butt-wipes, and other relentless ways in which we are asked care for these little lives we brought into the world. And you can't even go to bed when you're tired because you have … Continue reading When being a mom isn’t what you thought it would be

Spring Cleaning & the Hair-pulling Magic of Trying to Tidy Up

Spring Cleaning: Those two little buzz words have started circulating again. And, to be honest, they always conjure up a bit of dread on my part. Although spring cleaning has traditionally been associated with being able to open windows and deep clean at the first signs of warm weather, it has, more recently, become associated … Continue reading Spring Cleaning & the Hair-pulling Magic of Trying to Tidy Up