I am constantly having an inner struggle with myself about how I raise my kids. I know, we all are. For me, the questions revolve mostly around: am I pushing them enough? Am I pushing them too hard? I grew up amongst a circle of high achieving athletes and they are the ones I often … Continue reading The Power of Habit: a book for building thriving, high achievers.
January and my birthday are the two times a year I evaluate my life. I reflect on my choices of the past and see if they are getting me where I want to go. Motherhood is big on my mind these days. G has one more year before she enters school full time. MY life … Continue reading Evaluating Choices
For 8 years I have endured dropped eggs, spilled milk, flour fiascos, blenders turned on without the lid on, pots and pans all over the kitchen floor, my favorite pans burned beyond use and so many other disasters all in the hope of teaching my girls a skill: cooking. On the last morning of 2015 … Continue reading The Road to Crepes
I have a little Sunday tradition with the girls. We have ice cream and play chess or checkers at a local ice cream shop. I’m not great at either game. I’m sure it won’t be long before P is consistently beating me but I love how much playing these games teaches us about life. A lot … Continue reading Lost Lessons
I had an amazing day today. I had the day to myself to regroup and decompress from motherhood. Just spending time alone with no multitasking and no looking out for two little people is a God-send. So a day of yoga and taking an art class is like having my cake and eating it to! … Continue reading Figuring Out Happiness
Some time around middle school I started hearing some phrases quite often: “you’ll need that for college”, “you’ll do that in college”, “just wait till you’re in college”. Every choice I made was weighed out by the effect it had on me going to college. It wasn’t my parents who said these things. One, had never … Continue reading My Slow and Steady Approach to College