Hard Times and New Things
This Mantra Changed My Life
Confession: What I Expect from Summer
Each June, I have to take stock of the expectations I’ve piled up during the winter months and decide what’s realistic versus overly idealistic. Usually, the same thread weaves through each one: I’m looking for opportunities for my family to press pause together.
Books are Overrated
Reading for Now and Later
The more tired I got, the more we found ourselves reading. Frankly, because of all that ever-present work, I often needed to press pause and just sit for a few minutes. That’s when I began to notice that story time didn’t have to be a well-intended chore.
How to Spot a Good Book (Even When You're Not a Life Coach)
Each family has their own unique combination of both conscious and unconscious priorities. The difference between a great book and a mediocre one is whether the message is strong enough to reinforce those priorities or, at times, conflict with them.