How do I decide what to worry about while raising a kid?

What you choose to prioritize will completely depend on your values and ideals. The power behind the “Will it matter when…?” framework is that it requires you to reflect on the big picture and empowers you to decide what to focus on, instead of worrying about every single thing you hear someone else freaking out about.

The Gift of Time

What I’ve learned through teaching my students, through training Olive, and through parenting Hadley is that there is no greater gift than the gift of time. Creatures want the people they love to care about them enough that they’ll put down the distractions to really *be* with them. Kids want us to stop washing the dishes so we can play together. They want us to take the extra time at night to read them one more book. Our dogs want us to pick up the tug toy that hasn’t been touched in three days, and to extend the daily walk by just 5 minutes. 

Community and Connection in Chronic Illness

Happy Tuesday, friends! I'm trying to get into a Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday publishing cycle, instead of posting at random times throughout the week. This is the second post in that effort. Do you have your people? The ones who help you reset and keep things in perspective? Over the weekend I went to my first narcolepsy support… Continue reading Community and Connection in Chronic Illness

One Year of curious sparkle dirt

"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." -Martin Luther King, Jr. Flashback to January 2017. I knew I wanted to start a blog and I knew that my first post was going to be… Continue reading One Year of curious sparkle dirt