Shelterwood staff Jeremy Stanley giving presentation this morning during new mentor orientation week on ways to connect to students through recreation and service. AND, in true Jeremy Stanley servant fashion, he gave us this presentation on his birthday!… Read More
My favorite mantra is “I am enough. I have enough.” Maybe 2015 is the year that I will be brave enough to really believe that. How about you? Read more: New Years, New Year’s, New Year’s Eve, New… Read More
As parents, it’s damn hard to sit back and let our kids suffer disappointment, heartache, pain, fear, and rejection. It’s a tough swallow to allow other people to treat our kids in ways inconsistent with our own worldview,… Read More
Choosing not to involve myself in the relevant issues of the day is a political action. That action may or may not have consequences for my future, my son’s future or the futures of others I care about…. Read More
Whether you are a mom or just have a mom, you know that all mothers have flaws. No matter how hard we try, we just can’t be perfect. Read more: Parenting, Parenting Teens, Abusive Parents, Teens, Motherhood, Challenges… Read More
It’s New Year’s resolution time — the time when we all say we’ll do all that stuff that we do for about a month and then quit (it always cracks me up how the gym and pool at… Read More
An excellent article from John DeVries on slowing your mind down. A great goal for 2015! Mindfulness – Shelterwood Boarding School shelterwood.orgMindfulness is purposefully slowing your mind down to focus on what you are experiencing in that particular… Read More
Pick something that’s merely annoying and decide to let it go. As long as it isn’t causing bodily harm or grossing out the general public, put the nagging on pause. Read more: 2015, Parenting, Parenting Resolutions, Holidays, New… Read More
If I could lie in a dentist’s chair for several hours, why not a lounge chair?
Two families describe the fun they’ve had working with the African Library Project, which works with donors to start school libraries in Africa.