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My Favorite Online Parenting Resources

One of my motivations for starting a blog about spiritual parenting is my desire to create a “village” the best way I know how. Let’s face it – parenting is a really hard job! It’s the most rewarding, fulfilling, and blessed opportunity, but it doesn’t come with an instruction manual and sometimes it can feel [...]

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This Morning I Woke

I am excited to share that I've published a small chapbook of poetry. This is something I've been wanting to do for a long time, and while I do have another children's book on the horizon soon, I felt this little book calling to me so I created it. It feels exciting and scary to [...]

4 ways to help children with anxiety

4 ways to help children with anxiety

Anxiety in children isn’t always obvious. Sometimes it can be hard to identify, and therefore it can be challenging for parents to help. After all, if we don’t know that the seed level cause of our child’s discomfort is anxiety, how are we supposed to help them? In my daughter for example, her anxiety often [...]

Low cost ways to market your book

Low cost ways to market your book

Low-cost ways to market your book I self-published a children’s book in July of 2017 and so far, it has been a positive experience. Learning about the process of publishing a book was priceless, and I’ve had fun meeting my readers. One of the challenges I’ve faced is in the area of marketing. I’ve learned [...]

Eczema, Humility, and Strength

Eczema, Humility, and Strength

My son arrived in the world three weeks earlier than expected, but he was healthy. He was also a happy baby: affectionate and funny, and almost always in a good mood. His personality didn’t even change when, at three months old, he developed a rash on his cheeks. At first, I thought the rash was [...]

Lessons in Confidence

Lessons in Confidence

My 6-year-old daughter came screaming into the house as I put the final dinner dishes in the dishwasher. The clang of the appliance gate clattering our dirty tableware met the front door of the house as it burst open with my child's wail. Startled, I asked if someone had been hurt. My daughter sobbed through [...]

Our KonMari Journey: Clothes

Our KonMari Journey: Clothes

I posted a few days ago about why we chose to complete the KonMari method in our home. We've made it through the clothes, which is the suggested first step. Here are some takeaways from our process. I also want to offer some suggestions on how to handle getting rid of your no-longer-loved items in [...]