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Holding Space

I've been feeling pretty dark for most of the day. Ironic as it's been blue skies and sun, but my heart hurts... My instinct is always to help people- to find solutions, aids, anything to improve their situation. Well meaning advice has often spilled from my mouth. The holding of space for someone to live THEIR life and make THEIR own choic...

How do we find our thoughts?

You know how it goes. You get lost in the whirlwind of the days - in the routine, or lack of it. You don't have time to consider how your feeling amongst the cries for snacks and the arguments about who has which toy. Your morning caffeine has barely kicked in before some 'crisis' or another arises. Time in the day marches on and you're experie...

Taming the storms

I saw an excellent post on Facebook yesterday about toddlers/young kids and not joining their chaos. I am learning this big time with Faolán, our youngest cub. He is a storm of emotions so intense they blow him and everyone within a certain radius away. It’s so hard not to get caught up in this whirlwind- I mean, my boy has LUNGS! It...

Time to stop

Isn’t it funny how sometime fate steps in when we’re doing too much! This trip has been a wonderful flurry of travel, wondrous sights and special family moments, but we’re all a little weary – especially the kids. So, when we left this morning, intending to get a 6 hour drive under our belts and the engine on Truckasaurus s...

Flowers in the wilderness

Last night we stayed at Boysen state park. A tranquil spot with hardly another soul staying. We practically had the whole place to ourselves. The flowers that grew there had me astounded. Blooming and fragrant in what seemed dry ground and I’m sure the weather here can be unforgiving. That’s one of my many fascinations with plants. They...

Finally, mountains…

At last we see them. The blue ridges of the mountains, far off in the distance. I’m glad we drove this way; we got some small appreciation for the vastness of the country and had time to ponder the expanse and the plains. Following some way along the Oregon trail we considered the hardships and the epic travels of the first Immigrant settle...

aromabus takes to the road!

The long awaited road trip has finally commenced! We made it to Illinois last night despite coming through a crazy storm which looked and felt like tornado territory! I always find it crazy to think that it’s a beautiful blue sky day just up above the clouds. aromabus is a happy wee van. Farran stated that she reminds him of home- because ...

Windmills (and kangaroos?!) in Amsterdam

So I have to share a few photos with you from my very quick run this morning. Every time I get out early on a morning like this, I wonder why I don’t make the time to do it every day. Sleep is over rated. Just kidding, sleep is never over rated! To my friends in the US – check out these nettles and the beautiful horse chestnut/conker ...