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.
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
Today was huge. Today was the last meet of the 2014 San Fernando Catholic School League Swim Season. It’s been a good swim year for P. She medaled in the breast stroke in every meet. Half way through the season she started competing in all four events: back, breast, free and fly. She was never … Continue reading Today was HUGE!
We signed Annika up for tennis camp this summer. My goal is for her to learn to play the game at a decent level. She doesn’t have to compete but I do want her to be able to play. I also want her to have fun with the sport which is why I thought camp … Continue reading Tennis
Over the summer P started trying to ride her bike. First she got on her balance bike. She was determined to get it down, and she did in about 3 days. She wanted to ride everyday. She gained so much confidence she was going down steep hills and ramps and loving it. She learned to … Continue reading It’s NOT About the Bike
Every summer P has gotten more and more courageous in the water. This was the summer she found the courage to jump into the pool. It seems so basic but I believe it’s a great leap of ability and courage on her part. I don’t know when it actually started but I do know it … Continue reading The Summer She Jumped!
The pictures above are of P learning to ride her balance bike last week. The small slopes in our front yard were perfect for her to get a feel for coasting. But you can see she’s not comfortable. I was so proud of her. She kept doing the slopes over and over again despite clearly … Continue reading The Balance Bike
P finished her week of ISR refresher today. It was amazing to watch her go from being petrified of the water to having her confidence back in a 5 day period. P had two bad experiences this spring. One where she couldn’t reach the edge of the pool and the other she missed the last … Continue reading ISR Refresher
P has been in ballet long enough to outgrow her first tutu and ballet shoes. She continues to love it. I like that it’s given her a personal relationship to classical music. Swan Lake was playing on the radio and she recognized it right away. It’s giving her flexibility and getting her to do controlled … Continue reading Ballet Continues