14 entries categorized "Family"

Explore: What Would You Bottle Up if You Could?

Around the same time I started L+E+S, my 8-year-old and I were in the car on an errand. On that sunny spring day, the windows were wide open as we drove, and Allison wistfully commented, "I wish I could grab air." Having so recently started blogging, I was hyper aware of our interaction and recognized her wish as the golden moment it was. "What would it feel like?" I asked. "I don’t know," she responded. "What would you do with it?" I probed. Her matter-of-fact answer came quickly, "Put it in a jar. Or a bouncy house." ... What would YOU put in a jar? Read more →

Learn: Quantity Time Nurtures Quality Moments

What's more important: quality time or quantity time? My conclusion is that quality time sprouts in "quantity time" fields. Without a vast field that can foster spontaneous moments of pure quality, quality time (think a day's visit to an adventure park) looks like a potted plant sitting alone on a shelf. A potted plant might be nice to look at, but it's disconnected, needing only a little water now and then. A field, on the other hand, requires vigorous tending: sowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing. Read more →