Airstream Almanac – vol. 3 “the impact of a ‘low-history’ diet”

Airstream Almanac – vol. 3 “the impact of a ‘low-history’ diet”

Airstream Almanac – vol. 3 “the impact of a ‘low-history’ diet”

This volume of Airstream Almanac is being brought to you from the outer edge of Hurricane Harvey – a category 4 storm that is currently reeking havoc in Texas. Our travel trailer model name is a “Flying Cloud.”  We’re hoping that’s not anything prophetic. We’ve adjusted our travel plans – to stay longer in central… Continue Reading

Breathe. Hello, courage.

Breathe.  Hello, courage.

Parents – this blog is for you.  Picture me handing you a hero T-shirt.  Consider it a uniform; find fellow heroes and huddle up! School is in session.  Parents, you’re celebrating the return of routine…for another few days.  In the beginning, the students are celebrating that most of the homework is for their parents! And… Continue Reading

Grace…after the diaper stage

Grace…after the diaper stage

Some days seem picture perfect; most days don’t – especially as a parent.  The reality of the world we live in offers both beauty and struggle to most of our days. Struggle is so often the companion of immaturity in relationships with others. Have you ever noticed that “immature” is only sometimes cute and endearing when children… Continue Reading

I know better than to give my child a smart phone, but I do it anyway.

I know better than to give my child a smart phone, but I do it anyway.

I know; me, too. We’ve read the books and blogs detailing the damage that can result from handing your toddler or young child an iPad.  We know the danger that lurks on the internet; we know the social media cites that are invitations for disaster. We’re smart people.  We know! This isn’t a blogpost offering… Continue Reading

Once upon a time…a story to read to the child in you

Once upon a time…a story to read to the child in you

Once upon a time, a boy lived in a garden with his Father. His Father loved him very much. The Father created beauty and purpose and delight and rest and inspiration and mystery; He gave these good gifts to His boy. The Father spent time with His son; He gave him good work to do. … Continue Reading

The good and evil of summer

The good and evil of summer

Today’s the last day of June; the summer we longed for is a blast – swimming, friends, no alarm mornings, relaxed routines….ahhhhhh, summer!  And if we’re honest, summer is already a struggle, too.   Maybe we liked some things about routine after all.   How do I keep my sanity and get my children to… Continue Reading