Tag: parenting

Forging Their Own Path

I have to consistently remember that my kids have to be allowed to be their own selves. I know this as they will eventually attend the same school I teach at. I know this as I pursue my own writing. I know this as someone who spent most of...

Our Kids Need Us To Say “I’m Sorry”

But even in those moments I have to remember to check my response to their behavior. In those moments we have to ask each other for forgiveness, them for their behavior and me for the level of my reaction to that behavior. I want them to learn that anger...

Camp Hair, Don’t Care

No, I don't feel like I can pull an Alicia Keys and go 100% natural all the time, but I'm doing the best I can. Instead of sorting through photos to find the ones in which I look my very best, I've started accepting pictures of me enjoying the...

Campsgiving on the Coast

We tossed around options, looked at past camping trips around Texas, and six months out finally decided to give the Corpus Christi region another shot. At the time, Mustang Island State Park was still closed for repairs from Hurricane Harvey (the Corpus region suffered a direct hit from the...

Can We Stop With the Trinkets?

What if we parents agreed that enough was enough? What if we stopped buying the grocery store cupcakes with rings or toys on top? What if we were more intentional with our stocking stuffers and got our kids things they could just eat or use for longer than a...