Category: ’My Family’

Love is a Rescue Dog

May 25th, 2014 by Dionna - 3 Comments

We really had intentions of recording this, but we’ve been busy, and now we have colds, and yadda yadda yadda. So just imagine us singing it to the tune of “Love is an Open Door,” because I know most of you have that song stuck in your heads.

I Don’t Homeschool to Manage My Kids’ Transcripts

February 11th, 2014 by Dionna - 10 Comments

One of my fears of parenting is that I will get so caught up in the monotony, the details of homeschooling, the minutiae of everyday life, the routine of taking care of a household – that I will forget to actually be present in the moment with my children.

That’s Just Love Sneaking Up On You

January 17th, 2014 by Dionna - 1 Comment

Sometimes, love springs up quickly, intent on soaking your entire being with its presence. But other times, love creeps in a little more cautiously, making sure that your heart is ready before it takes root.

Sneaking in Snuggles: Using Nurturing Touch with Older Children

January 14th, 2014 by Dionna - 14 Comments

When Kieran was a toddler and preschooler, he was the most loving, affectionate kiddo ever. But during the course of his 5th year, sometime after he weaned and began to find other ways to fulfill his need for love and security, he also drastically reduced how often he hugged me, kissed me, and said “I love you.”

Rootless

December 10th, 2013 by Dionna - 16 Comments

Early this fall, my family stood crying in the driveway, waving to my parents as they drove away. They’d just packed up their home of 25+ years and were moving to Florida. Now that I’m the last member of my family of origin to live in the area we all know, I’m feeling . . . rootless.

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