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 […]


Sometimes we are afraid of being aware. Maybe we will discover what we don’t want to know about ourselves or others. {What if I don’t think I can handle what I might find?} Coming into greater clarity might mean: Seeing your home as it really is; Coming to understand a challenge someone you love is […]

Living Things

What are the important things in your life that require constant nourishment? Your children? Your pets? Houseplants and gardens? What about the intangible things? Those living things that require incredible amounts of energy and focus… Your marriage relationship. Your relationship with your children, your parents, your siblings, your friends. Your health. Your faith. Your vision. […]