Who is your life jacket?

By Laura Wailes, Core Writer Walking toward the Lazy River, I looked down at Caleb who was very offended at being told he was still too little to be on the Lazy River without a life jacket. “But I don’t need it!” he whined.  “I can do it by myself. I am a good swimmer.” “It’s … [Read more…]

My Role in Racial Reconciliation

By Sarah Rieke, Core Writer My daughter and I were snuggled up tight underneath a fuzzy blanket and tucked in the comfiest corner of our L-shaped leather brown couch. Sesame Street was playing on TV. She sucked her thumb and twirled her hair with her pointer finger, telltale signs of sleepiness, and I rubbed my … [Read more…]

I love my kids enough not to homeschool

By Brittany Meng, Creator and Editor of Mothering Beyond Expectations I was homeschooled and I loved it. My mother was passionate about homeschooling and viewed it as her chosen vocation when my siblings and I were growing up. All my best friends were homeschooled by women who were as passionate and dedicated as my mother. … [Read more…]

The two lessons I’m sending with my daughter to Kindergarten

By Lauren Lund, Guest Writer My first child leaves the nest this August to take on the murky watercolors of life in Kindergarten. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous for her. She is a unique child and struggles with sensory processing disorder (SPD) and pragmatic language disorder, meaning, she’s socially inappropriate … [Read more…]

Enough is Enough

By Breanne Davis, Core Writer Each day I have a pep talk with myself as I’m getting ready. I try to remind myself to be thankful. I try to remind myself that the mistakes that I made yesterday are done and that today is a new day. I try to talk myself into being the … [Read more…]