Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

Help for the self-doubters



On your bad days, are you a self-promoter or a self-doubter? By that I mean, are you more inclined to find that everyone else is at fault except for you?  Or are you more likely to link all the problems in your life to your own weaknesses?

Monday, July 23, 2018

A Year of Being a Beginner


In the past year Cheyenne has tried five different sports: soccer, basketball, softball, gymnastics, and dance. Why did we do this? I guess for a couple of reasons: exposure, lifelong exercise, and curiosity.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Treating Kids as they Will Be, Not as they Are




One thing about summer vacation is that it puts in the limelight behavior problems your kids have, among other things. You become acutely aware that you can't parent all your kids the same, and they don't respond to punishments or incentives the same way.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Road Trip Notes

The past several years we've made very long road trips a part of our summers. Ben's parents live in Ohio, and mine (usually ;)) live in Idaho, and with four little kids, this is how we make it work.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

9 Years of Marriage




A while ago I met a young married couple. She was young, outspoken and a little brash, he was laid back, happy and quiet. It made me wonder what he saw in her. And it also made me wonder if people thought the same of Ben and me when we first got married.