Friday, November 20, 2009

call me crazy

but things have been getting easier. More peaceful. I have made some changes in the day's routine that have added up to HUGE changes for the whole day. Like starting out the morning with some book time. We snuggle, we read until the kids get bored, and everyone feels calmer and more connected. I make sure the kids get at least an hour playing outside. Usually more. I make sure to snuggle my big kid as much as he lets me. At night, I read to both kids together, rather than splitting them up. It seems to calm them both down more to have this "before bedtime" settling down.

We still have no social hook ups going with homeschooling, but I am feeling relaxed that it will come in time.

I am not trying to jinx it, but finally, FINALLY, life seems to be settling down. For now.


  1. I've found the same thing. Those rhythms of the day really do work! Connecting and settling are so nourishing and outside is magic. :)

    I'm glad to see you guys are groovin' right now.

  2. Sounds wonderful.
    I think I'm going to try that myself!