WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PARENT POETICALLY?

Find out more about seeking and savoring poetry in the everyday here.

 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO PARENT POETICALLY?

Find out more about seeking and savoring poetry in the everyday here

 
About

Sara

is the oldest of the five sisters in our family and as such got used to giving advice (for the record, as the second oldest, I wasn’t always asking!). Now, with her various parenting experiences and the homeschooling of her three kiddos (one of whom has Down syndrome), combined with seven years of public school teaching and a master’s in education, Sara is a go-to person for those who seek parenting wisdom. After fearing it for many years, Sara has learned to love poetry, appreciating its ability to help her focus on the small, beautiful moments. When not doing nerdy things like reading poems, listening to podcasts, and learning Latin with her husband and kids, Sara serenades her kids with made up operas, entertains them with silly voices, and – her favorite – delights them with her chocolate chip cookies. 

About

Libby

…is the behind-the-scenes, making-it-happen half of Parenting Poetically. Ironically, the hidden half is far more interesting than her (slightly) older sister Sara. Libby designed bathrooms for the rich and famous in Nashville before going to work as a sales consultant for Dave Ramsey. Libby was the official national anthem singer for an NHL team and was featured on multiple TV shows (she won’t let me name them). She enjoys songwriting, reading historical fiction, and scuba diving in her (limited) free time. Libby and her husband adopted a darling little girl who was recently diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. She keeps them hopping with all her medical and therapy appointments, and keeps them beguiled with her beautiful smiles.

 

So we must laugh and drink from the deep blue cup of the sky,
Join the jubilant song of the great stars sweeping by,
Laugh, and battle, and work, and drink of the wine outpoured
In the dear green earth, the sign of the joy of the Lord.

 

– from Laugh and be Merry by John Masefield