The Little Things

I was on vacation with my crew this month. We went through Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Athabasca Falls, ice fields, Sunwapta Rapids, and more. The beauty was simply staggering, the sights were awesome. Took my breath away. We stopped the vehicle often, just to get out and gaze at the magnificence of the beauty of …

Mezmerizing Son, Beautiful Mom

There is little that is more beautiful than watching a son conquer, with the help of a mother’s love and support…and especially so, when the son awes us with something that, is in itself, beautiful. Inspiration: Conner has overcome significant challenges against all odds to do something that does him proud. That does a heart …

Committed: The Cost to Women

It was huge for Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, to acknowledge the delight she and her sister had when her mom gave up her job at Planned Parenthood. It was the 1970’s, and her mom, involved in cutting edge work to empower women, had 2 kids with chicken …

A Lanyard–A Gift for Mom

Parenting is a monumental challenge. The amount of energy that we pour into our children is incredible. Today, children thank their mother–in a sweet but inadequate way. Watch the video and chuckle: sitellite/util/snippets (code=b72f160b2df689924ff977cc03ed626b) There is no way a child can “pay back” a parent for all that has been done…though the task of watching them …

The Five R’s of Parenting

by Julie Freedman Smith and Gail Bell of Parent Power In an effort to protect children from the world at large, paretns can fall into a pattern of puffing children up with false praise and gradiosity to build self esteem. These techniques have been proven to backfire, resulting in children who feel tremendous pressure to …

Cup wisdom

Seen on a Starbuck’s cup (The Way I See it #198) You can shower a child with presents or money, but what do they really mean, compared to the most valuable git of all-your time? Vacations and special events are nice, but so often the best moments are the spontaneous ones. Being there. Every moment …

More on Double Binds

Ever notice that your style of thinking changes in the shower? I dunno, maybe more meandering kinds of thoughts that allow for ideas to be generated that wouldn’t happen else where? Happened to me yesterday. I was thinking about yesterday’s post on double binds when I suddenly was drawn back to spring days where puddles …