Reading about ADHD is sometimes depressing. A lot of people often think having ADHD is a bad thing, and that it’s all disruptive and unusual. Well, I can’t put the blame on them: children with ADHD tend to be unpredictable, have low concentration, and are, as the name suggests, hyperactive. Though, with careful assessment and proper approach, kids with ADHD can even do better than kids without ADHD.Read More
Every one has a purpose in life. Your purpose might revolve around your faith, family or career, but if you take the time examine what you want from life, you will find your purpose.
I created our first family purpose statement in 2011 and updated it for the fist time last December. As our family has grown our statement has grown and this past week I sat down to examine just what it is I want for family again.Read More
Out of the passenger side of the vintage VW van in front of us a hand suddenly stuck out of the window, fingers close together and cupped against the wind—surfing. The hand was small boned, delicate, a woman’s hand.Read More
For the most part I thought our week was pretty uneventful and was wondering what I would even write about. Then nasty weather rolled in Saturday and I found myself desperately wishing we had a basement or at least an interior room.Read More
Of the men surveyed in the Ad Council Domestic Violence Prevention Continuous Tracking Study, 89 percent agreed that it’s important for men to talk to boys about violence against women and girls, while only 37 percent reported speaking to a boy they know about violence against women in the past six months.Read More
I had planned our school year through the end of July, taking two weeks off in August, but with everything going on right now (#CancerSucks, Downpours & Sunshine) we are on a hiatus. Fortunately though, my kids have gotten pretty good finding their way around the definition of unschooling and there has been plenty of natural learning going on.Read More
It was a little over a week ago when we found out that the hubs grandmother, Meme as everyone so affectionately calls her, had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the liver and pancreas. Those words were brutal for our family to hear. We are so far away and want to spend every precious minute with Meme, soaking up her smile and love, that we can.Read More