As a Kiddo

Go Over Their Heads

We’ve heard baby talk is bad. We know the importance of talking to our babies even though they don’t understand. Babies need to hear things they can’t possibly understand so they can develop speech and understanding. But what about our toddlers and preschoolers? What about our school-age kids? It can be so tempting to think we need to curate everything to their level. But just like babies, our young kids learn...
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As a Grownup

No Easy Answers

My daughter asks the questions. She’s not the rule follower I was. And there are no easy answers. Not to the important stuff. Have we pretended there are? Have we deceived our children into thinking that if they hold tightly enough to the proof texts they won’t need to question? Because the real answer is… I don’t know. It’s complicated. But I’d be happy to wrestle with it alongside...
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As a Kiddo

Some Thoughts on Preschool

I originally published this post on July 13, 2012. Our daughter will be five this fall, but my thoughts on preschool are largely the same. Because of when our daughter’s birthday falls, she won’t be starting kindergarten for one more year. While we considered a nature based preschool for next year, we ultimately decided the best thing for our family is for her to stay home again this year....
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Faith

Our Family Mission Statement

About six months ago we finally finalized our family mission statement. This family mission statement thing has been good for us. Writing it. Putting it up on our wall (our 10 year anniversary present to ourselves). Seeing it everyday. I think it’d be good for your family, too. No pressure, though. I took us two years from when we first started talking about it to actually get it down...
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Babies & Toddlers

Thanks for Stopping By

A just for fun look at what’s brought some of you to my site…via Google keywords. too much stuff Here are some clutter reducing habits. tping Yeah, that was fun. we are expecting Cool. Us too. what are your thoughts on preschool education Well, since you asked… when we apologize to our kids We model humility, vulnerability and help them extend grace. put a target on any wall Or...
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