"We forgive ourselves and each other and begin again in love." —Rev. Robert Eller-Isaacs Most of us think of persistence as beginning a task or project and sticking with it consistently until it is completed. But there is another kind of persistence, one that works better for … [Read more...] about Where have I been?
For the past few weeks, Tea (20 months) has been sleeping through the night—sort of. He may cry a few times, but if I wait a few minutes, he goes back to sleep. It's blissful. This morning, at just past eight, I heard him jabbering happily in his crib, so I rolled out of bed … [Read more...] about I’ll sleep someday
Confession: our kids get more screen time than experts say they should. I might feel more guilty about that if: We had a better village. We lived in a country that supported the parents of small children. Liesl and I were extroverts, able to be "on" with our kids … [Read more...] about Navigating screen time
I learned quickly when Tea was born, three years after his sister, that with the first child you worry about everything, and that with the second child you worry about all the ways they are different from their older sibling. Unlike his sister, newborn Tea struggled to get … [Read more...] about Cheers, Butt-Ball
When I pick up Dub from preschool, she always wants to spend time on the playground before we go home. Unless it's raining, and sometimes even then. Of course, talking her into going home is usually a struggle. Today, when it was time to go, two of her classmates were leaving … [Read more...] about Curiosity and compassion