How to Source Support

So you may know of my most current vision quest. I flippantly announced to my friends a couple of weeks ago that I was going into the cave! But inside, I will admit I was more than a little anxious.

As Day Five of my fast dawns, I affirm that this thing — this process is — in fact, transformational. Being so, it is incredible! But transformation is never a walk in the park. I wouldn’t recommend it without support… whether that comes for you in the form of cheerleaders, a partner, the right space and time… whatever. Part of the miracle of the journey however, is that once you set your sights on the Path, your provisions will be provided.

All of the above were sent to me, as Jen Lemen calls them, “little snacks from the Universe:” — five days in a row when my kids are being cared for by dad, people who believed in me… not only that I was capable of doing this but that it was the right time for it. And most of all, someone to do the fast with me… my sister.

A gift from The Universe [Read more…]

How to Have the Heart Grow Fonder

Husband and I may have started a tradition that could be considered a bit unconventional, but it works for me.  I say “may have” because this is only the second year of taking separate vacations with the kids.  (As in, I fly solo with the kids on a vacation.  Then he flies solo with the kids on vacation.)  I don’t know how long we’ll do this — it would be nice to eventually have a family vacation– but for now it works and so far, so good.

Last year, Lola (my BFF) and I took our four boys (aged 10-1) on a weeklong road trip/vacation to visit my Mom & Dad in Durango, Colorado.  It was a lot of craziness, dancing on the brink of insanity, yet we had a great time and made wonderful memories together.

This year, I took my boys (now 5 and 2) on a 13-day road trip/vacation again to Colorado.  First, to visit my brother and his family in Castle Rock and then to visit my parents, where on the last weekend, we held our biennial Davis Family Reunion.  My Mom & I had been planning this event for months and upon my arrival we were getting down to the nitty gritty of activities, games and meals for 30 people mostly from Texas (where we’re all originally from), but now spread out through California, Colorado and North Carolina.

BigBoy's arm around his little brother

I wrote about the road trip through Utah with the boys on my blog (and here) and overall I’m surprised about the number of comments that I received from people shocked that I would drive them solo for two days.  I’m not exactly sure how to respond to their disbelief.  [Read more…]

How to Thank the FATHERS in Your Life

As it is Father’s Day (errrr… correction… Father’s WEEKEND as my kids have declared it!) I just took a walk down memory lane and watched our birth story from when the twins were born a few months ago.

As I sit here in a puddle of tears, so grateful for my husband and our life… I am struck by what a rock my husband was and is for our family.

Babe, I want to thank you for [Read more…]

How to Make School Breaks Great

familyHoliday breaks are a great time for kids to experience new things, grow in new directions, and have fun with the family.  Have you ever wondered how you could make this your child’s best summer yet?  Read the seven tips below to turn a good break into a great one! [Read more…]