What started out as a well-intended camping trip—with pre-trip plans of canoeing on serene lakes, building castles along the beach, and burning marshmallows for s’mores have made way to rain. Indeed, enough rain that the sand has not been allowed to dry out between cloudbursts. more
I’m getting (perhaps unnecessarily?) nervous: what happens when the kids start to say no? How can I encourage them to be adventurous eaters? more
It’s funny, at the start everything about him seemed new. Suddenly, as if overnight, everything about him is…not old. Old is not the word. more
Momming is work. It’s often intensely joyous work, but work nonetheless. Whether your daytime work takes place within the home or outside, it is hard and your toils are known and appreciated by every other mom everywhere. more
I’m going to take a chance here. I’m going to assume that I’m not the only one who stares at screens a little more time than I’d like. Small screens, big screens, we all scream for bright screens....This is hurting me. more
A couple of weeks ago, our first guest blogger, Lisa Riggsbee, shared her thoughts about the Healthy Living Pantry and Mobile Kitchen. This week, we wanted to follow up with what young leaders are doing out in Asheville, North Carolina with an Eat smart, Move More Video. more
My name is Morgan Huber, and I'm going to blog about what leadership smells like. It's a stinky issue, but someone has to bring it up. Thanks for reading! This is her Y. Her words. Her story. more
We’re remembering all the fallen soldiers this Memorial Day. It’s also a nice time to relax with friends and family and maybe some encased meats. Holidays in general make me pause and take stock – of my life, of time, of my world.
My daughter is only five months old, but warnings to savor this time come uninvited from both friends and strangers. “They’ll be off to college in a blink.” “The longest shortest time.” I get the ‘longest’ part. In the middle of the night when she wakes up for another straight hour on the hour, those afternoons when we’re circling the block again to not wake her. more
Last week was Screen-Free Week. I didn’t notice because my eyes were on the prize: Mother’s Day, the best day of all.
Now that the mommy merriment has simmered down, I’m catching up on other things discussed in Internetland, which (paradoxically) included Screen-Free Week.
Parents are forced to think about screens from the start. There are clear reasons to turn off screens. more
I have hippy tendencies that bob to the surface but are usually whack-a-moled by my competing love of convenience. Communal living tiny houses (now with movement status), minimal personal hygiene (this one gets tempered pretty quickly by The Spouse and lingering looks from strangers), and a macrobiotic diet have all been suppressed for now. more more