It’s really happening {fsw – chapter 8}

Tomorrow is the first day. There are no appointments, no lessons, no places I need to be. No one here in these four walls but me and the dog tomorrow. And it intimidates me. This week the chapter I’m chatting about is focused on self-care. I have not been good...

Through the Gauntlet {FSW – chapter 7}

We may or may not have survived the gauntlet that some people call the first week of school. This morning is the first that all kids actually managed to get on a bus! Now we’ll see if they get home, too! This morning I see sun filtering through green leaves and...

Going back and thoughts on community {fsw – chapter 6}

I am writing my first post from the new (old) house! This mountain climb we’re on is steep friends. There have been tears and heated words (mostly me, sigh) and anxiety and more money spent than we anticipated. There have been demands and unexpected pieces and...

A letter to me… {fsw chapter 5}

I see you. I see the fear that has taken up a place in you where I should be, I can take that from you. You can trust me. You turn all the lights on and make sure things are locked so that you feel safe. You are safe. I am here. I love to watch you play...

The Seduction of Production (FSW – chapter 4)

  Do. Do. Do. Work. Work. Work. Produce. Produce. Produce. We live in a society that determines our value on what we produce. Homeless = 0 on welfare = 0 mom who stays home = 2 news anchor on major network = 7 blue collar worker = 4 movie actor = 10 Even though...

Grace-deprived (fsw & fmf)

There isn’t enough for me. There never has been. Probably there never will be. I can give grace to others but I don’t deserve any. Any of that sound familiar? These are lies that I have believed and often still struggle with. I tend to be grace-deprived....