Author: Holly Robinson

Leaning In Challenge

I am working on leaning inward and leaning into. Leaning inward to me is really working on connecting, focusing and being accountable. I am starting to work on creating a habit of leaning inward for me and into my family at home.

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The Reality of Moving

When I see pics on Facebook of a neatly packed moving truck and the tag “We’re moving! So excited for our next adventure!” I wonder if that picture is really as clean and joyful as it appears.

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What being a Baseball Mom taught me about being a better Everyday Mom

These are those lessons that maybe learned on a field when you’re 10 will give you a little something for the heartbreaks at 20 and 30 and beyond. And for me, this is my time to let him go out into the world (even if that world is just the size of a baseball field) and let him just be his independent self, learning his own lessons, taking his own lumps and rebounding by himself. But I still will be staying close enough to still be his mommy when he needs me.

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Moving a (somewhat unwilling) family

After almost 3 years of complaining about my commute and feeling like I’m stuck between communities – unable to truly commit my energy to one or the other, we’ve decided to leave the comforts of our current area and move to a new area. This is a move within the state, 35 miles from our current home. But it may as well be 1,000 miles away in the eyes of some of my family members and friends at the moment. This whole move shouldn’t really come as a complete shock – when I took a job at Yale University...

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Family Pride

Our community is very diverse and accepting, but we are fully aware of the reality that our boys (and us) still have and will encounter in our/their lives. We are hyper aware of how our boys see every person, trying to instill that their views of every person should be as a fellow human being. And we also making sure they have the courage to stand up for themselves and others, to question and to make every effort to understand everything that is different from what they know.

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