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Hand-dyed Playsilks

Playsilks are just what they sound like. Big pieces of silk for play. They can be capes. Fort-building materials. Tents. Canopies. Costumes. Landmarks. Anything you can dream up for them, they can pretty much fulfill. “A staple of imaginary play,” says a website that sells them. They’re a staple of […]

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A Harvest Mantra

The hours between five and seven seem to rush by at hyperspeed. Prep dinner. Cook dinner. Allow toddler to “help.” Clean up toddler’s “helping.” Prevent toddler from eating all of the ingredients while “helping.” Try to fend off toddler while you stir the pot on the stove, open the oven […]

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Forever Home

I’ve been thinking a lot about home lately. To be perfectly honest, when I moved into this old farmhouse three years ago, I never planned on moving out. Even though I knew it was unlikely that we’d be able to own this place- the house is attached to a very large […]

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Easy Easter Cards

Tuesday afternoon, in attempt to distract Emmett from his constant summiting of our dining room table, we decided to make some Easter cards. I don’t usually make cards for Easter, but I thought it would be fun to give them to his grandparents and great-aunt, who is hosting our Easter meal […]

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Weekly Meal Planning

This week, as I unconsciously sat at the table planning out our weekly meals, it struck me that somewhere along the way we seem to have fallen into a pretty nice rhythm. Though it feels like just yesterday that I was planted on the couch breastfeeding 6-8 hours a day with a tiny newborn, […]

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Feeling Blue

I haven’t wanted to write lately because I haven’t wanted to be honest with myself about how things are really going. I’ve been repeating “I love my life,” unconsciously to myself, willing it to be true. But it’s been a tough winter, and at times I’ve felt pretty down in […]