Boundaries For Balance

Ever feel that you’re not sure if you should be pushing yourself to do more or if you should slow down and do less? This is a daily question for we women, particularly mothers who are doing their best to cover the every day demands of a family such as planning and preparing meals, taking […]

Thankful

Your strength is extraordinary! Your ability to keep going even when you are hurting. Your drive to function {even cheerfully} on half a night’s sleep….again. Your tenacity. Your determination to lead. To teach. To train. In a word, your love makes you as strong as steel even when you may feel weak. {Even when you […]

How To Love While You Lead

Here are a few ideas about how to love your kids, even while you are doing your best to lead them to better things, like say, a clean room… 1 Be Quiet So much of our mother-yacking becomes so much background noise and does nothing to help our children attend to what we are saying. […]

Active Learning

“The first idea that the child must acquire, in order to be actively disciplined, is that of the difference between good and evil; and the task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility, and evil with activity.” Maria Montessori  

Quiet Please!

I remember one day when our kids were little, my brother visiting and hearing the classical music that was playing in our house, and probably seeing that I was tired and ready for bed at 8:00, said something like, “You need a little more music in your life!” as he vocalized a high-pitched noise to […]