Muddy River Days

Muddy, river, and SNOWY days actually because that was how we rolled. They were the crazy "huck finn" boys, as my neighbour named them. Barefoot and climbing trees in the hood and off on adventures to the mountains in between. When I saw these photos this morning I burst open with joy. These adventures, this …

Blaze Trail

There comes a point in life where you have to blaze trails, take chances, make your mark and be an example of living this life and being your gifts in it. As a mother of four and one of those ones that poured ALL of me into my kids (homeschooling, attachment style parenting) I understand …

She Let Them Play

Looking back there were many things she would have done differently BUT the one thing she would do exactly the same is "let them play." Let them play, let them break rules, let them push the envelope and fail. Let them be bored and find solutions. Give them ropes, give them sticks and give them …

Mother Of Four

Reset, reset, RESET. The illusion that she could be a lovely, patient and sweet mother was destroyed at the reality of the energy required to keep up to four boys. She had to learn to be “easy on herself” and forgive herself often. She would not be the perfect mom, as though such a thing …