Category: ’My Family’

Whistling While We Work: On Kids and Chores

January 13th, 2015 by Dionna - 13 Comments

I realized recently that I often feel resentful when I’m carrying more than my share of the household load. And so several weeks ago, I brought a laundry basket full of napkins, wipes, and socks upstairs and unceremoniously dumped it on the floor. Thus began a regular series of household responsibilities for my kids.

The Gift of Letting Go

December 9th, 2014 by Dionna - 17 Comments

People-pleasing perfectionists can have a really hard time reigning it in during Christmas. Today I’m sharing why I’m backing away from Pinterest and lifting my self-imposed expectations about gift-giving.

Not-So-Extreme Makeover: Sunshine and Rainbows Edition

September 9th, 2014 by Dionna - 15 Comments

I was tired of our dark and cheerless house, so I did some mini-makeovers to bring some sunshine and rainbows into our lives.

Consciously Creating My Community: Monthly Dinners

August 12th, 2014 by Dionna - 13 Comments

How have you intentionally created community? My goal for the year is to cultivate community. One way I’ve done that is to help organize two different monthly dinners with friends.

Canine Haikus

June 10th, 2014 by Dionna - 11 Comments

Hans is inspiring some poetry – check out my haikus and share your own in the comments.

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